Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the availability of its Java Development Environment for BlackBerry v4.0, claiming that the platform's improved API set gives developers enhanced flexibility and support.
The company said that the release, which supports Java 2 Platform Micro Edition, also features improved documentation, code samples and applications.
It ships with revamped Java Specification Request implementations including JTWI, MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 and PDAP PIM, an improved IDE and a newly developed BlackBerry handheld simulator.
The latest version includes an XML generator that allows developers to perform XML-related tasks without having to write additional code, and support for Push Access Protocol.
According to RIM, the improvements will help developers more efficiently to integrate applications with BlackBerry email, text messaging, web browser and organiser applications.
"BlackBerry continues to open new opportunities for developers in the world of wireless data and communications by providing a development environment that removes many of the complexities traditionally associated with wireless technology," said David Yach, senior vice president for software at RIM.
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