RIM finalises BlackBerry 10 SDK ahead of launch

The 'gold' version of the software development kit is now out, allowing developers to finalise their applications before the platform comes out early next year.

Research In Motion has released the finalised software development kit for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.

The 'gold SDK' came out on Tuesday, as RIM promised last month. It essentially gives developers the tools, APIs and components they need to check that their BlackBerry 10 apps will work properly when the make-or-break platform launches in January.

"We are seeing continued excitement for the BlackBerry 10 platform from leading brands across the globe. Partners want the recognition and advantage of being first-to-market on this exciting new platform," RIM business development chief Martyn Mallick said in a statement.

RIM has been making a serious push to attract developers ahead of the launch, offering financial incentives and partnering with Titanium company Appcelerator to tempt the cross-platform crowd.

The company has also launched a ' BlackBerry 10 Ready Program ' for businesses, so they can prepare themselves for the upgrade.