What better way to gain knowledge of Blackberry 7 and app development, then to read up a whole book dedicated to the subject. RIM always needs app developers, but I am sure a lot of people are wary of it because it can be confusing. How do you get started? How do you get your app to actually work?
Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development has all avenues covered. Whether you are a newbie or you just have a few questions, it would be a good idea to read up on Blackberry 7 if you wanted to develop apps.
Amazon has a detailed description of the book on their site:
Are you interested in creating BlackBerry apps using the latest BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse? Then this is the book for you. Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development offers a hands-on approach to learning how to build and deploy sophisticated BlackBerry apps using the latest tools and techniques available.
Assuming only some programming background in Java or a similar language, this book starts with the basics, offering step-by-step tutorials that take you through downloading and installing the BlackBerry development environment, creating your first apps, and exploring the BlackBerry APIs. You’ll be introduced to the latest features available in the latest BlackBerry 7 using BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse, including BlackBerry Application Platform Services, techniques for using multimedia with the BlackBerry, and tools for increasing app performance.
To round out the complete development process, you’ll also discover the different ways you can package and distribute your apps, from deploying apps on your own website to listing your apps for sale in the BlackBerry App World.