While gearing up for the launch of its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion is also updating the various tools and applications that both end users and developers need.
Among them, we can count the BlackBerry Link desktop app, which should replace the popular Desktop Manager when the new platform release will arrive.
The guys over at N4BB managed to grab some screenshots with BlackBerry Link, the app set to provide users with the possibility to easily sync their pictures, video, music, and other files between a BlackBerry device and a desktop computer.
Users will benefit from a new UI in this app, with features such as documents viewing and easier syncing of content.
In addition to the desktop app, RIM will also offer new developer tools for the building of apps for the upcoming platform, and has just made available for download a new pre-release version of its development kit.
The new BlackBerry 10 SDK release brings along an update to the Visual Studio Plug-In beta, as well as forward compatibility for BlackBerry WebWorks HTML5 apps, sensor and orientation APIs for BlackBerry WebWorks, and other enhancements as well.
This is the latest beta version of the SDK that RIM makes available for download. On December 11, 2012, the company will release the final flavor of the toolkit.
“Developers from around the world are joining us on the last leg of the journey to the launch of BlackBerry 10 and we are thrilled at the enthusiasm we see from them. We have worked hard, and continue to work hard to meet the needs of developers,” said Alec Saunders, vice president, Developer Relations and Ecosystems.
“Developers asked for hardware to test their apps, and we delivered. They asked for the roadmap about the tools, and we posted it. They asked for RIM to show our confidence in developer success, and we’re doing it. We’ve continued to refine and add on to our developer programs to ensure we are giving developers the best opportunities for success with BlackBerry 10.”
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