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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Chapter 14. Cross-Platform Libraries

Each major revision of the BlackBerry OS has added a slew of interesting features. This chapter explores several of the new additions to the SDK in OS versions 5 and 6. RIM has incorporated several powerful and useful standardized libraries that can provide impressive benefits to your application. You will learn how to turn a BlackBerry into a portable handheld scanner that can read barcodes and connect users to associated information. You will also learn about SQLite, which offers a powerful mobile-optimized relational database, and the advanced graphics packages OpenGL and OpenVG. These various APIs will let your app offer the latest, most modern features to your users.

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