With BlackBerry Storm 9530 OS 5.0 already out the door this is a great move in the right direction for RIM. Tim, Manager of Development Tools @RIM, put up a thread on the official BlackBerry Support forums asking for developer feedback on the Widget API’s and Gears support in OS 5.0.
I am really liking the direction that Widgets are heading at RIM. Dusan over @IntoMobile spotted an announcement that RIM will be supporting Joint Innovation Lab standards for Widgets so widgets created for LG, RIM, Samsung, and Sharp will all work on all devices. I doubt it would work as well considering all the BlackBerry specific API’s that exist but this space is where RIM can really let OS 5.0 shine!
Now I just need to finish reading BlackBerry Widgets for Dummies so I can create one for BerryReview… 🙂
Thanks Josep for sending this one in!