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BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

The BlackBerry® Smartphone Simulator is designed to emulate a BlackBerry experience without using a real BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator is an application that you install on your computer that shows an image of the BlackBerry device model of your choice. This image has the look and feel of an actual BlackBerry device. The functionality includes the same user interaction of an actual BlackBerry device (including the trackwheel or trackball and the keyboard), the same applications, and the same features, such as email messages, phone, and Internet browsing.

The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator also serves as a platform on which applications can run. This includes the ability for the applications to make network connections, store data, and handle email messages. The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator includes the BlackBerry device applications that are typically available on BlackBerry devices and you can install and test your own applications. You can simulate and test various connectivity and state changes using the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.

When you use the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator to perform testing, you might need to simulate additional BlackBerry services. The BlackBerry® MDS Simulator and the BlackBerry® Email Simulator are available for this purpose.

To get the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, visit and download the BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment or the BlackBerry Java Development Environment Component Package.


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