Alec Saunders: BlackBerry 10 will have apps more than any of the operating systems out there
Alec Saunders, RIM’s vice president of developer relations and ecosystem development has stated that BlackBerry 10 will come with apps more than any other present operating system.
When the BlackBerry 10 alpha developer model was released at this year’s BlackBerry World 2012 Conference. CEO Thornston Heins made it very clear that RIM isn’t going to release any of the BlackBerry 10 models unless it has enough apps to compete against likes of Droids and iPhones.
Now there’s a strategic change in the whole idea and RIM has promised that the BlackBerry 10 will come with apps more than any other present operating system. The once Canadian giant has waited and waited and when they’ll launch the BB10, it has to be perfect. This has come straight from Alec Saunders, RIM’s vice president of developer relations and ecosystem development.
Both T. Heins and A. Saunders are under immense pressure and these statements are just reflections of that. Saunders has highlighted that iOS and Android barely had any apps when they were launched but now it’s a different ballgame altogether and the company cannot afford to take any chances.
While RIM agrees it will be a tough time catching up with Android and iOS, they also believe that the third position at least can be taken over from Microsoft. Redmond is working hard this year with various OEM’s to gather lost glory via Windows 8 marketing. At the Microsoft-Nokia event, Redmond commented that the Windows marketplace now stands at 7000 odd apps. RIM target predictably is Microsoft first followed by Android and iOS.
The BlackBerry 10 launch is scheduled for early February next year.