With all the new tablets and internet MID’s being released on a weekly basis, it’s hard to make a choice on what features you want, and what the user interface should be like. Luckily some of the major manufactures are able to release emulators and SDK packages for aspiring developers and prospective buyers. In this case, big time handset maker Research in Motion (RIM) has done just that.
Research in Motion is the company behind the popular Blackberry, has recently announced they will try their hand in tablet market, with a RIM Playbook. With that being said, RIM has just released the BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator beta and BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK beta for Adobe AIR.
The SDK will help developers create Blackberry apps on the Adobe AIR platform. The SDK obviously requires Adobe AIR 2.5 and the the package is available for both Windows and Mac. For those that just want to tinker around with the QNX based Playbook operating system, then the Playbook Simulator is what you need. The simulator is still in the beta stages, so it’s still pretty basic. You won’t being uncovering and secrets or new features with it just yet. The Blackberry Playbook OS Simulator is also available download on Windows and Mac.