This morning at the BlackBerry DevCon kickoff, Research in Motion founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridus, officially announced BlackBerry BBX, the next generation mobile platform for both BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry tablets.

Development environments supported by the BBX platform include HTML5 with BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe® AIR®, Native C/C++, and the BlackBerry® Runtime for Android™ Apps. Apps built today for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will also run on BBX.