Briefly: BlackBerry 10 SDK Finalised, Dick Smith iPhone 5

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the final version of the BlackBerry 10 SDK, unlocked iPhone 5s at Dick Smith and another backflip on Android Kaching by the Commonwealth Bank.

  • BlackBerry will deliver the final version of its BlackBerry 10 software development kit (SDK) on December 11. (I’m at BlackBerry Jam Asia this week, where the news was confirmed.)
  • Having started selling unlocked iPhone 4 and 4S handsets earlier this month, Dick Smith is now selling unlocked iPhone 5 models through the same (limited) set of stores. At $788 for the 16GB model, it’s marginally cheaper than Apple’s own $799 pricing.
  • The next Android version of the Commonwealth Bank’s Kaching payment app will have a more Android-like feel when it arrives in 2013. The bank has flip-flopped on whether Android Kaching should look like an Android native app or a copy of the iPhone version, but has settled, for now, on actually making it more Android-like. 2013 will also see the Facebook Kaching app; no way would I trust any organisation as insecure and non-transparent as Facebook with my banking details.

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