RIM WebWorks SDK Will Allow Developers to Create Apps Compatible with Both the Playbook and Blackberry 6
“The company’s just launched a beta of WebWorks SDK, a collection of tools that lets you package up your web applications, with access to the hardware capabilities, as apps compatible with both the PlayBook and BlackBerry 6 smartphone devices. RIM also released a handful of new SDKs and extended the free PlayBook offer to March 15th,” according to Engadget.
RIM’s recent foray into Tablets occurs as a bit of a surprise as it is mostly a Blackberry-making company. However, despite some rumors and possibly things to iron out before launch, the specs on the machine should provide comfort for Blackberry enthusiasts looking to get a Tablet this year.
According to CRN, “The PlayBook runs on a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1 GB of RAM and symmetric multi-processing. The PlayBook features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 multi-touch capacitive display, a USB port, and support for Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML 5. It offers 1080p HD video capability with built-in dual HD cameras offering real-time video conferencing as well as HD display and stereo sound.
“Despite some negative review following CES, RIM’s PlayBook offers access to RIM’s BlackBerry App World as well as support for development platforms including POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Mobile AIR.”
The launch is scheduled for second quarter of this year.
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