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BlackBerry PlayBook Development
By now you all know that RIM has been developing a tablet to compete with the iPad. The device boasts a gig of memory and a 7" screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The device will also ship with full support for the Adobe AIR runtime!
To get started with development of PlayBook applications, RIM has provided a variety of resources and incentives to the community. First, head on over to the BlackBerry Tablet developers website. (http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/) Here, you can find both the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Windows and MAC. Also on the developer’s site, you can download the beta version of the BlackBerry PlayBook simulator. Want to get the SDK running with Flash Builder Burrito? Then check out this Adobe Developer Connection article: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/articles/blackberry_tablet_os_sdk.html
RIM has also created a webcast series, in conjunction with Adobe experts, to help get people up to speed on application development. This 5 part series started November 4th, and recordings of the previous sessions can be found here: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/devresources.jsp
Finally, RIM has announced a developer promotion in which they will be giving away BlackBerry PlayBooks! What’s the catch? You simply have to develop an AIR application and have it on BlackBerry App World before the launch of the PlayBook. Details of the promotion can be found here: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2010/10/blackberry-playbook-developer-promotion-information/
Interested in learning more? We'll be discussing application development for mobile platforms at an upcoming meeting. Check back soon for a date and time!
AIR, Blackberry, Playbook