Research In Motion has revealed more details about the the BlackBerry 10 platform at its BlackBerry World conference in Orlando. The company has also released a developer toolkit for software development and its prototype BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.
Christopher Smith, Vice President for Handheld Application Platform and Tools at RIM, said “There is tremendous interest, anticipation and momentum building toward the launch of BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we’re extremely excited to release the BlackBerry 10 developer beta tools for general use. Developers can use this first beta of the tools to get started building apps for BlackBerry 10 and as the tools evolve over the coming months, developers will have access to a rich API set that will allow them to build even more integrated apps. The toolkit we are delivering today also meets developers on their own terms. Whether using the powerful Cascades framework, writing direct native code or developing in HTML5, BlackBerry 10 will empower developers to create attractive and compelling apps that excite customers.”
The first BlackBerry 10 devices for consumers are expected to launch later this year.
[BlackBerry developer blog]