Developing for a BlackBerry is not something I know much about. I know that you need Eclipse to develop for it, you also need the BB JDK (That’s BlackBerry Java Development Kit for those of you not up with the short forms).
I did manage to write a “Hello World” app at one point, so I made some good progress there. But I seem to of walked into the world of BB development in the middle of RIM doing a major overhaul. I found many of their walk-throughs were only partially correct at best. For example their demo on how to write the “Hello World” app used a menu feature that doesn’t even exist after downloading and installing as per their directions.
/sigh. I’m still not sure if the video was out of date (too old) or done on a beta version of the development environment (too new). In any case now that the new OS is out I think I may give it another go. I’m assuming things have stabilized a bit since the last iteration.
In any case, here’s a link to a interesting doc that may help you hit the ground running with your BB development. Be sure to let me know what your experiences are like!