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Old 06-27-2011, 09:30 PM
Jeff Campbell
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Default RIM Losing Developers to iOS

"All that's left for BlackBerry-maker RIM is to rearrange the deck chairs. After losing its smartphone market, its smartphone subscribers, and Wall Street, the Waterloo, Ontario handset company now sees its developers manning the lifeboats headed for Apple's iOS. Coders say they're tired of inconsistent interfaces and applications that just won't work."

From the sounds of the article, coding for RIM sounds like a nightmare. Then again, I'm no coder and have no idea the difference in coding for three input controls versus the home button and touchscreen of the iOS devices. That doesn't appear to be the only thing that is attractive with iOS though, as they seem to make it simple with the "least amount of minefields" for programmers according to those interviewed. Even if you discount the article due to the small number of developers interviewed (three), you can't discount the disparity in the number of apps for each device, 35,000 for Rim's Blackberry versus 425,000 that are in the iOS App store. Makes you wonder how long RIM is going to be able to keep afloat doesn't it? 

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