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Build and deploy powerful, useful, and professional Java mobile applications for BlackBerry smartphones, the fast and easy way.

  • Develop professional, rich, and smart Java applications using BlackBerry SDK

  • Discover the powerful components provided by the SDK to build a powerful user interface with a common look and feel

  • Explore the complex, but important, topic of network communications

  • Integrate with the standard applications on all BlackBerry Smartphone to make your application even more useful

  • Packed with hands-on examples and clear explanations for better understanding

In Detail

BlackBerry Smartphone was once the domain of jet-setting business users with power suits. Now you can hardly go anywhere without seeing someone using a BlackBerry to check their messages or make a call. It's this kind of explosive growth that makes the BlackBerry ecosystem a great place to develop and market applications through the BlackBerry App World store—this book shows you how to do just that!

This step-by-step guide gives you a hands-on experience of developing innovative Java applications for your BlackBerry. With the help of this book, you will learn to build your own applications to illustrate the platform, and the various capabilities that developers can use in their programs. It explores the powers of Blackberry and helps you develop professional and impressive Java applications.

The book teaches how to write rich, interactive, and smart BlackBerry applications in Java. It expects the readers to know Java but not Java Mobile or the BlackBerry APIs. We will learn to build rich, interactive, and smart Java applications for the BlackBerry. The book will cover UI programming, data storage, programming network, and internet API apps. As we move on, we will learn more about the BlackBerry's device features, such as messaging, GPS, multimedia, contacts and calendar, and so on. This book also helps you build your own applications to illustrate the platform, and the various capabilities that developers can use in their programs.

This step-by-step guide to building rich, interactive, and smart Java applications helps you get the most out of BlackBerry smartphones.

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"Perfect for begginers" - by Anonymous on 28-APR-2012
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Easy to read. Perfect for beginners as the book is covering all major aspects of blackberry platform for v4.5 and bellow. Contains very good examples and the right way to explain them.
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