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BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator


The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator is designed to emulate the BlackBerry experience without using a real BlackBerry smartphone. The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator is an app that you install on your computer that mimics the UI of the BlackBerry smartphone model of your choice, and has the look and feel of an actual BlackBerry smartphone. The functionality includes the same user interaction of an actual BlackBerry smartphone (including the trackpad, trackball, or trackwheel, and the touchscreen or keyboard), the same applications, and the same features, such as email messaging, phone, and Internet browsing.

The BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator 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 core apps that are available for BlackBerry smartphones, and gives you the ability to 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.

System requirements: BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

Your computer must meet all the following requirements before you install the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator :

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent (2 GHz or higher)
  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • 64 MB video card that supports 3D and OpenGL 2.1 or later
  • 2 GB or more available hard disk space
  • Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows Server 2003 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Java Platform, Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK) 6 or later
  • Microsoft DirectX 8.0 or later

Download the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

  1. Go to http://us.blackberry.com/sites/developers/resources/simulators.html.

  2. Under BlackBerry smartphone simulators, in the Select your smartphone drop-down list, click the BlackBerry smartphone that you want to simulate.

  3. In the Choose your OS drop-down list, click the version of the BlackBerry Device Software that you want to simulate.

  4. Click the simulator installation file that you want, and then click Download.

  5. If prompted, complete the information on the screen. Click Next.

    If you are logged in to the BlackBerry Developer Zone, this screen does not appear.

  6. If prompted, accept the download agreement. Click Next.

    If you are logged in to the BlackBerry Developer Zone, this screen does not appear.

  7. Click Download.

  8. In the File Download dialog box, click Save.

  9. In the Save As dialog box, specify the location where you want to save the installation file.

  10. Click Save.

Install the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

  1. Locate the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator file that you downloaded, and double-click the file.

  2. In the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator Setup dialog box, click Next.

  3. Click I Agree to accept the license agreement.

  4. Select whether to install the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator for use by the current user or any user who logs on to the computer.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Choose the components you want to install.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the Choose Install Location dialog box, click Browse and choose an install location.

  9. Click Install.

  10. In the Completing the BlackBerry Simulators Setup Wizard dialog box, click Finish.