RIM Says BlackBerry 10 SDK Will Hit Gold on December 11

The company encourages devs to submit software to the App World by January 21

Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion has already provided developers with the possibility to start building applications for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, and it is now promising a final flavor of its development tools for early December.

According to the handset vendor, developers will be provided with a new flavor of the BlackBerry 10 SDK on November 29, while the Gold version of the kit will arrive on December 11.

The company has already confirmed plans to officially launch the new mobile OS on January 30, 2013, and it seems that it will provide devs with plenty of time to ensure full compatibility for their applications.

“We’ve reached many key dates for developers building for BlackBerry 10, and we want everyone to mark December 11th, 2012 in their calendars,” the company notes in a recent blog post.

“On that date, we will release the gold version of the BlackBerry 10 SDKs. When the Gold SDK is released on December 11th, you can complete your final testing and tweaking and submit your app knowing it will run on the commercial release of BlackBerry 10 smartphone OS.”

As mentioned above, November 29 will bring along an update to the beta flavor of the development kit, with various bug fixes packed inside.

Furthermore, the company notes that the BlackBerry WebWorks HTML5 tools will be updated as well, which will deliver more functionality to app builders, so as to bring them closer to offering the features available with the Native tools.

Developers working on applications for the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system are encouraged to get theirs ready using the beta flavor of the tools, while waiting for the gold release to arrive.

App builders should also keep in mind that RIM has set January 21 as the deadline for having applications submitted to the BlackBerry App World storefront in order to enter the 10k Developer Commitment, which guarantees $10,000 USD revenue in the first year.

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