RIM has made another step to bring more developers to the BlackBerry platform prior to the BlackBerry 10 launch. They previously announced that some dev tools were coming for Linux users and now have released the BlackBerry Native SDK version 2.1 for Linux users. This release is in Beta, so be sure to read all the release notes for specifics before you get to work.
This opens up BlackBerry 10 development to a broader developer base and, in the end, helps out everyone associated with the BlackBerry community. If you’re a Linux-based developer, hit the link below to grab the BlackBerry Native SDK for your OS.