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    BlackBerry Java Development Environment v5.0 (Beta)

    Looks like RIM just released there java development for the 5.0 platform. i was snooping around on there site and found this.


    BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) v5.0 Beta Release Now Available

    The latest release of the BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) provides an end-to-end set of tools for easily developing robust wireless applications:

    • New APIs and enhanced capabilities
    • Simplified wireless connectivity to the Internet or corporate intranets
    • Easy to customize user interfaces
    • Client-side logic
    • Support for push content
    • Local integration with email, Personal Information Management (PIM), multimedia and BlackBerry smartphone applications
    • Location-based services

    Develop Superior Wireless Applications

    The new BlackBerry JDE v5.0 beta:

    • Increases developer productivity
    • Simplifies application development
    • Provides end-to-end tools and enhanced Java® APIs
    • Communicates with most programming languages, protocols and data formats


    New Functionality with Enhanced APIs

    Feature Highlights


    • SQLite® Support
    • Improved BrowserField API
    • Third-party Application Phone Screen Integration
    • JSR 135 Video Capture
    • Multiple ContactList Support
    • Enhanced Media Key Events

    Productivity Boosters


    • SQLite Support: New API provides fundamental support for data sharing across different applications on BlackBerry® smartphones. Also supports the Gears JavaScript® API with the database portion layering on top of SQLite


    • Improved BrowserField API: New updated API enables you to quickly and easily embed web content within a Java® application


    • Random File Access: Read data from and write data to any specified location within a file

    Compelling Java User Interfaces


    • Bitmap Scale and Compare: Manipulate Bitmaps and display them in a specified size and aspect ratio

    Application and Data Integration


    • Third-party Application Phone Screen Integration: Enables third-party developers to customize incoming and active call screens by adding static text or images to the lower half of those screens


    • Multi-line Support: Multiple cellular and PBX lines are now available on BlackBerry smartphones. Third-party applications can access the various phone lines, retrieve corresponding phone numbers, invoke the phone app and have it use a specific phone line, etc.


    • JSR 135 Video Capture: New API enables third-party applications to embed the BlackBerry viewfinder to record video clips and display and stream them in the view finder as specified in JSR 135


    • Multiple ContactList Support: New API supports multiple Personal Information Management (PIM) data sources. It allows third-party developers to use existing PIM APIs to access and query each individual address book on a BlackBerry smartphone


    • Enhanced Media Key Events: Third-party media players can access and respond to dedicated media keys on the newer BlackBerry smartphones, plus there’s a new API and media player event handling mechanism


    • Updated Touch Event Injection: The existing EventInjector API has been updated to support touch events such as swipe, tap and click through


    • Custom User Authentication API: Create custom user authentication modules that work with security devices


    • Name Reading Support in Contacts: Enables access to extended Yomi fields in BlackBerry contacts. This extension only applies for the Japanese market


    • Biometric API: Store, manage and access fingerprint data on supported smart cards


    • MEID Retrieve API: Programmatically retrieve the Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) string from a CDMA device




    Easily Build Superior BlackBerry Applications

    The BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) v5.0 beta offers more features and an easier build experience.
    Simplified Wireless Deployment


    • Easily create and maintain wireless connectivity between mobile applications and critical back-end systems
    • Supports standard communication protocols (HTTP, TCP and SOAP)
    • Integrates key standard Java® Specification Requests (JSRs) that help you take advantage of the latest Java® ME developments

    Leverage the Unique Strengths of the BlackBerry Solution


    • Create applications that extend native BlackBerry applications
    • Enhance applications by using key features of BlackBerry smartphones such as Personal Information Management (PIM) and email, GPS and maps, and multimedia
    • Leverage Push capabilities to ensure BlackBerry smartphone users are always connected to critical corporate communications and data
    • BlackBerry security features (including end-to-end Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple DES) encryption) ensure information passed from your application is protected
    • Take advantage of broad compatibility with networking standards, infrastructure and back-end devices

    Develop Robust Mobile Applications with End-to-end Tools


    • Robust tool set enables easy creation, customization, debugging, localization, support and protection of rich client applications
    • Full debugging features (including locals window with breakpoints, locks, memory profiling and an objects viewer)
    • Desktop simulators emulate the entire end-to-end online and offline user experience of many BlackBerry smartphones




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    Thanks Randy. It's been out for a while but thanks for pointing it out :fing02:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDYRKELLY View Post
    better late then nevr
    Exactly
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    Been dinking aroud with it for about a week...just need some guidance in how to get around...thanks for the post.

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