Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 19:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research In Motion today released the 'gold' build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit. The 'gold' build includes all of the final tools, components, and APIs that will enable developers to create integrated, social and beautiful applications for BlackBerry 10, and have the confidence that their apps will delight customers at launch." Let's hope so. This industry needs more viable players.
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BB10 is looking goooood
by grantpalin on Tue 11th Dec 2012 20:47 UTC
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I've been following the releases on the BlackBerry blog, the developer blog, and on CrackBerry. Between the pictures, videos, and specs (so far), BB10 devices look like they will be a world away from existing BBOS devices. A lot of people don't seem to understand that RIM is making a clean break here, cleanly separating BB10 from BBOS. That does bring up the apps compatibility issue, but as I understand it Playbook apps should be fairly easy to update for BB10.

I don't know enough about QNX to speak to it in any real detail, but what I do understand is that QNX will be a much better long-term solution than the existing BBOS. RIM have said that they are taking the long view with this initiative, and it makes sense to me.

I'm thinking to give app development a try. I could use some specific apps on my Playbook, but they are not available. WebWorks looks like a good way to leverage my web dev skills, and I don't know nearly enough about AIR or native development.

Edited 2012-12-11 20:49 UTC

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