RIM Announces OpenGL ES Support for OS 5.0
RIM has announced support for OpenGL ES at the BlackBerry Developer Conference. Shown is a video of a Storm2 running "Need for Speed Shift". The framerate and detail look to be around the Nintendo DS level, not bad for a device with current games that look like leftovers from the NES era. Best news? This will be OS 5.0-wide, not limited to the Storm2. After all this time, and speculation that it could not be done, apparently RIM has managed to do it. I am sure this will make many BB developers very happy, as well as many Storm gamers wishing for more iPhone-like games. This coupled with the Storm/Storm2 accelerometer has many interesting possibilities. Now, if only we could run apps from the SD card.