Research in Motion will hold its own conference for smartphone developers later this year, as interest in mobile development continues to grow.
Electronista spotted a Web page advertising the BlackBerry Developer Conference, scheduled for the week of October 20 in Santa Clara, Calif. The two-and-a-half day conference will feature the usual keynote speeches and technical sessions, but RIM doesn't seem to have settled on an agenda just yet.
Smartphone application development appears to be the next frontier for software developers. Such applications have already been in development for years for operating systems like Symbian and Windows Mobile, but the swell of interest in Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating systems is generating new demand for third-party software that knows how to play well within the constraints of a phone.