While Research in Motion announced that an SDK would be made available to allow the creation of AIR applications on Blackberry Tablet OS, Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of RIM, has finally been able to demonstrate this on the Blackberry PlayBook tablet.
At the end of September 2010, the Canadian Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled their first tactile tablet – the Blackberry PlayBook, accompanied by a new platform titled Blackberry Tablet OS which reuses some software components inherited from QNX Software Systems, a company purchased earlier in the year.
While everyone knew that it was coming, a lot were disappointed that there were no prototypes of the product to get their hands on during RIM’s announcement of their tactile tablet, even if the device appeared to have some interesting characteristics.
Adobe AIR 2.5 on Blackberry Tablet OS During the Adobe MAX conference, RIM announced that a development kit (SDK) for Blackberry Tablet OS would be made available, allowing Adobe AIR applications to be created for the Blackberry PlayBook tablet.
This has been done as the Adobe AIR 2.5 platform is available to a wide range of devices and platforms, although RIM has traditionally supported Adobe and their technologies – Flash Player 10.1 included, which is at the heart of the new version of AIR.
This direct collaboration should allow developers to be able to directly benefit from the possibilities made available by the onboard 1 GHz dual core processor and the new mobile platform derived from QNX’s expertise.
And to demonstrate these new features, Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of RIM, this time came with a working Blackberry PlayBook tablet on which he was able to provide demonstrations – providing everyone present with a better view of the product.