This might be a bit of surprise posting, but I was shown this morning a press release that blackberry are releasing a visual studio plugin for .NET. In their own words …

“introduce a new development tool that will enable developers to work within the familiar .NET programming environment to rapidly create rich client wireless applications for BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry® Plug-in for Microsoft® Visual Studio® provides system integrators and in-house corporate developers with the ability to create BlackBerry applications that seamlessly integrate with back-end systems through .NET Web Services. “

The full story is here.

This is some exciting news and will allow application development across multiple platforms. Come on Nokia its your turn …

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