System Requirements

Runtime environment Java SE 6 Runtime Environment
Processor Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon desktop processor 2 GHz or faster
Storage space 4 GB or more available hard disk space
Memory 2 GB RAM or more
Graphics Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 support (for Cascades preview)
Monitor Resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
Operating system Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista Ultimate or Enterprise, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Ubuntu 12.04, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion

To run the installer and the IDE on Ubuntu 64-bit, you need to install the 32-bit libraries:

  1. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
  2. Answer yes to all the questions.

See the release notes for full support information.

What else do you need?

Target System: You have two choices for the target system running the BlackBerry 10 OS: BlackBerry 10 devices or the simulator. The simulator runs on VMware Player. Follow these steps to install the simulator: Install the simulator

Code Signing: Follow the setup guide here.


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