Just was in on a webcast hosted by RIM on the new tool they plan to release this "fall". (Seems more like winter.) "Late in the year" when the 4.1 OS is released. Free of charge.
This looks like a real cool tool for developers. The interface looks more like a MS Visual Studio tool, then traditional tools.
Should help some of us make more apps. for the BB.
Link to slides, since it's too big to attach:
PS - I sent in a question about the Bluetooth Stack.
Q: "Will we see an increase in the bluetooth stack this years"
A: "I believe we will... It depends on each carrier... We are investigating adding additional profiles... I believe it will be this year... There are bluetooth security concerns with each profile we look at..."