Now Available BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK/Simulator
BlackBerry has made their Tablet OS SDK and Simulator available as of today. You can go get the beta bits at – http://blackberry.com/developers/tabletos. To get started you will want to check out the getting started guide and other documentation. You can find this information on BlackBerry developer for Adobe AIR applications documentation area.
One tidbit from the documentation is that you can use the same components that BlackBerry Tablet OS uses in your AIR application. You of course can also create your own AIR apps using ActionScript and the Flex SDK (preferably the latest Flex Hero SDK preview release).
If you are at MAX and want to learn more make sure to check out these sessions:
Developing AIR apps for the BlackBerry Tablet OS
Julian Dolce, http://bit.ly/aB7CCV
Mon 10/25, 2pm, Room 510
Wed 10/27, 3:30pm, Room 506
How to Monetize your apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook
Mike Kirkup, http://bit.ly/9pHg0f
Tues 10/26, 1:30pm, Room 511B
The Power of BlackBerry® WebWorks
Prosanta Bhattacherjee, http://bit.ly/
Nuggets that I have came across so far:
You need to get AIR 2.5 SDK separately from BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK- http://www.adobe.com/go/getairsdk
If you are on Mac make sure you read how to change default JVM to Java 1.6