RIMM Launches New BlackBerry App Development Tools

Research In Motion (RIMM) this morning said it has launched an updated set of software development tools for creating apps for the BlackBerry. Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu writes in a research note that the updated tools “strengthen” BlackBerry’s competitive position in the Apps market.

“We differ from consensus in that we are not concerned with lower number of BlackBerry Apps as we believe quality is more important than quality,” Wu writes, noting that today’s upgrade of Java and Web-based development tools should make it easier to create feature-rich apps for the BlackBerry.

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