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Why Blackberry Simulator run so slow for HelloWorld App.

Susan Smith
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Joined: Oct 13, 2007
Posts: 224

I'm a newbie in blackberry application development. Trying to create HelloWorld app. I downloaded BlackBerry Java Plug-in 1.3.0
and created these two Java classes (code below the line).

I notice the simulator runs so slow. It also seems hang from time to time. Why is this ?
For example when I click the blackberry icon it supposed to bring up a menu. But it seems extremely slow. Can someone please advise ?
The simulator that comes with the installation is Blackberry 9800 simulator.

Thanks in advance for all the help.


Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24183

How does your computer compare to the minimum specs for the simulator? Emulating another computer running other software is a fairly expensive operation computationally, and you need a decent machine to work with.

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nishan satharasinghe

Joined: Aug 27, 2008
Posts: 14
Welcome to BB.

Simulators always try to replicate real device.

True it is slow , but think it is natural! yes it is!

Do not look for quick development processes like in Android or iPhone in BB.

ali Dada

Joined: Oct 03, 2011
Posts: 4
There is no problem in your simulator. Your RAM Capacity should be 4GB then only you can get speed in simulator.
Amit Ghorpade

Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2716

ali dada please see your PM's

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