Introducing BlackBerry 6 to Developers

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There’s been no shortage of excitement about BlackBerry® 6 lately – I am thrilled by the response to our latestBlackBerry 6 video and Inside BlackBerry blog posts. We wanted to find a way to outline for you, our developer community, some of the opportunities that BlackBerry 6 will bring.

One thing we want to do is differentiate the way BlackBerry 6 will affect Java® development versus Web development. Over the coming weeks, we will share tips, tricks and more information about developing for BlackBerry 6 through two separate paths. For our Java developers, we’ll work to highlight the new APIs being introduced, including a new powerful set of new User Interface controls, Universal Search integration, and a Barcode Capture API. For our web developers, we’ll start to redefine BlackBerry® Widgets and talk about the completely revamped BlackBerry Browser powered by a Webkit engine. We will cover HTML5, CSS3, and concrete steps for how you can bring your mobile site to BlackBerry® smartphones.

On top of that, we are going to continue our series covering Super Apps and how you can create an amazing user experience on the BlackBerry platform. We are now less than eight weeks away from the final deadline for the BlackBerry Partners Fund Super Apps Developer Challenge. With over $1.5 million in prizing, this is a challenge you don’t want to watch from the sidelines.

So bookmark the Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog (if you haven’t already!) and be sure to check back frequently for all the latest content!

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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  • DevWannabe

    OS6 toolz plx

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronen.halevy Ronen Halevy

    So where is the BlackBerry 6 SDK?

  • http://twitter.com/AFemzAttitude_ ♥Remy TheGreat♀♀

    im still confused is a an update or a new phone?

  • Nicholas Patre

    Hey check the book Programming the Mobile web by Oreilly. It's already covering BlackBerry 6

  • bb_pr

    It's a new OS!!

  • Pink_diamond24

    Black berry needs to add an option where you have “online” and “offline” contacts with-out being online all the time. Or an option to block ppl. Sometime you dont want to delete a person, just block them. And I also think the BOLD2 should have looked much better. I have one and ppl think its a curve. Plus the silver rods that goes through the buttons break very fast.

  • Pink_diamond24

    Black berry needs to add an option where you have “online” and “offline” contacts with-out being online all the time. Or an option to block ppl. Sometime you dont want to delete a person, just block them. And I also think the BOLD2 should have looked much better. I have one and ppl think its a curve. Plus the silver rods that goes through the buttons break very fast.

  • http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/1111 Eric at Ebscer

    That is great and all, but having and SDK “before” OS6 launches would be a much bigger help…

  • hayil hagun

    I agree with Eric at Ebscer. Having even a preview/beta version of the SDK would be *really* helpful

  • http://swati-hansi.myopenid.com/ swati

    Hey even i am waiting for BB6 SDK to explore its new features

  • Alistairmackay

    New Operating System

  • http://seriousmobile.wordpress.com Donny

    Also make the tools compatible for us Mac OS X users. Many of your staff use OS X and you do offer & support a BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Snow Leopard which needs to be improved as well.

    Its time to focus on an integrated platform for development that is not isolated only to Windows and allows Unix/Linux development; please.

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  • Carl

    I hope BlackBerry 6 will work on BlackBerry Curve 2 8530? and work well.

  • http://ignaciomunoz.tumblr.com/ Ignacio Muñoz

    dont forget his fellow brother 8520 haha🙂

  • http://ignaciomunoz.tumblr.com/ Ignacio Muñoz

    please RIM! tell us wich devices will be updatable!!😀

  • http://twitter.com/mrtejkohli Tej Kohli

    Its Give a Great Help to Developer my Heartiest congratulation and best wishes

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