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    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.

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    This is great news!!! Especially with the introduction of the new Droid devices. This is what RIM should have done when the IPhone was released instead of having to play catch up. I am so looking forward to this!!!

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    The BEST part of it (IMHO) is that it seems to be a part of the developer's API, and not something that needs to be added to the OS itself. So it would seem that we should see some apps to take advantage of it sooner rather than later. It also seems that they are quite impressed with the texturing capabilities of the GPU in the Storm/Storm2

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    Wow, i'd have thought this topic would be FLOODED with posts..... C'mon folks, NO ONE is interested in OpenGL ES anymore?

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    Dave I think people are excited but RIM may be a tad too late for many
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    Sorry i'm a little slow ...........but what is OpenGL ES

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    RIM is finally opening all the 2d and 3d graphics capabilities on storm.


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    Sorry i'm a little slow ...........but what is OpenGL ES
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    Wow, i'd have thought this topic would be FLOODED with posts..... C'mon folks, NO ONE is interested in OpenGL ES anymore?
    Now you know how I feel when I try to talk about the 9700.

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