RIM prepares a device simulator for BlackBerry Curve Apollo, Torch 2, Monaco
RIM brings some great news for all of you BB owners. The latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook firmware, will not only bring the new Flash developer tools but also the new device simulators for the upcoming OS 7 devices.
This way developers can start developing for the previously-unnannounced OS 7 devices.
The thing about the new device simulators is to make the appropriate changes for screen sizes, and RIM has prepared a handy little table. These are actually official confirmations, and as you can see the Simulator for Apollo 9360 will have a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 screen, the Simulator for Torch 9810 will have a 3.2-inch 480 x 640 display, and the Simulator for Monaco 9850 will have a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 display. The Dot pitch is also available in this table.
The strategy used by RIM is quite smart, since the Monaco 9850 simulator leak was already seen, RIM has just decided to offer the official stuff, instead of watching how more unfinished tools made their way into the wild. Another interesting fact is that RIM hasn’t until now officially acknowledged the upcoming devices, and is a good idea how they presume any developers interested in BlackBerry simulators will have already heard about the unannounced OS 7 devices through various leaks.