Now that RIM is offering two models with real support for playing audio and video files, the company has announced that it is allowing developers to access the multimedia capabilities of the BlackBerry Pearl and 8800.
"Push-email paved the way for the early success of this market, but mobile applications will drive the next phase," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "We are now opening the BlackBerry platform further with the release of additional APIs that can help fuel the next wave of mobile applications in areas such as Social Networking, Multi-Media, eCommerce, News and Information Services, and Location-Based Services."
New Multimedia APIs
Among the new APIs available for BlackBerry smartphones are:
RIM is making other changes not related to multimedia. These include:
more than 100 focused websites providing quick access to a deep store of
news, advice and analysis about the technologies, products and processes crucial
to the jobs of IT pros.
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