Research In Motion has released new developer tools for those wanting to write apps for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.
This is the first time that the SDKs for the two platforms have shared the same version number, and is according to RIM the "first step towards convergence of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK forTablet OS and the BlackBerry Webworks SDK for Smartphones".
In a separate post, RIM said it had also released the final version of its SDK for developers writing Adobe AIR apps for the BlackBerry Tablet OS. The SDK includes APIs for the PlayBook, plug-ins for Adobe Flash Builder and a PlayBook simulator. As well as AIR apps, Android apps will also be able to run on the PlayBook, RIM has previously said.