RIM's new BlackBerry Java SDK v5.0 includes more than 20,000 APIs, promising access to smartphone hardware features, native BlackBerry software applications and related BlackBerry Application Platform system capabilities. Highlights include OpenGL ES support for 3D graphics, touchscreen and accelerometer, new pre-built UI components like spin-box fields, file pickers and screen transitions, SQLite support for data sharing across different applications, and Location Based Services APIs enabling cell-site geolocation, GPS, geocoding and reverse geocoding to obtain address and location data.
For more on the new BlackBerry tools:
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