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RIM Launches New Developer Tools and Services for BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry Smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia


BlackBerry WebWorks Platform Enables Web Developers to Build Robust Applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet That Also Support BlackBerry Smartphones BlackBerry Smartphone Platform Gets New Releases: Payment Service SDK in Beta, BlackBerry Push Service SDK v1.0.1 and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse v1.3 (for Windows and Mac)

Bali, Indonesia – BlackBerry DEVCON Asia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the beta version of the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for Tablet OS and new services and developer tools for BlackBerry® smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia.

“RIM continues to invest in a global and diverse developer community and we are offering them a broad range of tools in support of the BlackBerry Application Platform,” said David Yach, CTO for Software at Research In Motion. “With BlackBerry WebWorks, developers will be able to use standard web technologies to build powerful, integrated applications quickly and easily for both BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and the GitHub open source project around BlackBerry WebWorks means more support for developers, enabling them to fully participate in defining the future of this platform and tooling. We are also excited to launch the new Payment service for BlackBerry smartphones, along with enhancements to the Push Service and an update of the Java Plug-in for Eclipse.”

BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS
Based on robust web standards and drawing on continued collaboration with the open source community, the BlackBerry WebWorks platform will allow web and mobile developers to use the SDK in combination with their web development tools of choice to create compelling and deeply integrated applications for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet that also support BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry 6 operating system.

With features that include access to core functionality in the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as extensibility and robust security, the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS provides many benefits to developers including:

* RIM’s powerful WebKit web rendering engine (which is at the core of WebWorks) supporting the latest web technology standards including HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
* Deep access to device capabilities and components such as native dialogs, application invocation and system information
* A simple command-line tool that allows developers to use their favorite web development environment to develop WebWorks applications
* The capability to automatically transform a W3C widget archive file containing web assets into a BlackBerry WebWorks application package

In order to provide an opportunity for WebWorks developers to qualify for the previously announced ‘free BlackBerry PlayBook’ offer, RIM is extending the offer to March 15, 2011. Starting today, web developers can download the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablets OS, build BlackBerry PlayBook applications and qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook. For more details about the offer including the Terms and Conditions visit
Download the SDK at

A new webcast series to help developers create BlackBerry WebWorks applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook will start on February 1, 2011. Developers will get first hand details on how to install tools, set up development environments, create their first application, and test applications on the simulator. Please visit

New Services and Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones
At BlackBerry DEVCON Asia, RIM is also launching the BlackBerry Payment Service SDK in Beta, as well as an update of the BlackBerry Push Service SDK (v 1.0.1) and a new release of the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse (version 1.3).

Integrated into an application as a library, the BlackBerry Payment Service offers new ways to monetize applications by allowing developers to incorporate options such as subscriptions, feature unlocking and pay per use. For more details on the BlackBerry Payment Service SDK visit

The latest update to the BlackBerry Push Service SDK improves the management of Push operations for Content Providers through a new Subscription Check API, offers simpler Statistics Gathering and Query Capabilities as well as Installer enhancements. The new Subscription Check API provides the ability to check the registration status of a smartphone with the specific application via a server-side framework, ensuring Push only occurs to currently subscribed users of the application. For additional details visit

The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse version 1.3 includes many enhancements and new features that help making Java development more productive on the BlackBerry platform. For more information on the latest version check out for Windows and for Mac.

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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