Mike Kirkup deserves credit for really working hard to build some buzz for DevCon. Along with the recent discussion videos RIM has published they recently put up a sweet teaser giving us a taste of what is coming at the end of this month at DevCon 2010. RIM has even promised to show off BlackBerry 6 running on devices like the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Pearl 9100.
Here is a quick summary of the teaser:
- Some sort of push notification system between BlackBerry Devices using something like BlackBerry Messenger. I have been saying this for years! It would make a sweet Chess app if the moves were pushed between two devices or any multiplayer app.
- Purchasing apps from App World’s desktop website is coming along with some other good stuff
- New Enterprise Integration Services for Enterprise App Developers. Not sure exactly what that means… but it is about mobilizing enterprise information and applications.
- Widgets getting a R-Evolution using the new WebKit browsers to create super apps. Not sure if this means RIM is going to add more widget API’s and a better developer kit but they just might! I have tried the current flavor of widgets and they left me wanting. Hopefully RIM has some good news in store.
I have heard rumors of quite a few more announcements or releases coming at DevCon so I would not considering this list complete. On the other hand there are quite a few juicy bits in there. What do you think?
If you still have not registered for DevCon and want to come head to the BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 site.