Blackberry Java SDK v7.1 Beta now available

BlackBerry 7.1 is on its way and all BlackBerry developers will need to get their apps compatible across all devices and to help them out, Blackberry has announced the release of the BlackBerry Java SDK.

The BlackBerry Java SDK has now been released on v7.1 with a beta status and adds a few API’s that developers will be making use of.

Most notably:

  • NFC Peer-to-Peer API, allowing applications to share files and other data through NFC technology initiated communication with Bluetooth® handover.
  • FM radio API, which is designed to give applications the ability to manipulate FM tuner settings on BlackBerry Smartphones with supporting hardware.
  • Profiles API, which brings more Super App features to applications, allowing them to query current profile settings and adjust their own application behaviour accordingly; or, conversely, intelligently change the current profile to match the user’s current activities.

With this release of the SDK, a simulator for the Blackberry bold 9900 smartphone running on 7.1 OS is also included. The official release of OS 7.1 is expected to be in December. To download the SDK visit here.