Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference currently going on in Orlando, Florida. The company has also released the initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development. (You can download a free beta version of the toolkit here.)
The toolkit includes the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK with Cascades, which allows developers to create graphically rich, high performance native applications in C/C++ using Qt. Cascades is a native application development toolset that allows developers to build visually stunning applications without having to write complex, low-level graphics code.
Applications created with any of the BlackBerry 10 tools will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as BlackBerry PlayBook tablets when the new platform becomes available for the PlayBook.
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