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Devs, BlackBerry Is Going To Keep On Loving You (by BlackBerry)
Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn Mallick, VP Global Alliances & Business. Thank you to those devs who are working hard, and for those jumping on board every day.
“We have a clear shot at being the No. 3 platform in the market,” said Heins, who took the reigns at RIM nine months ago. “Carriers want other platforms. And we’re not just another open platform running on another system. We’re BlackBerry.”
Becoming no. 3 in installed base of mobile devices would mean surpassing Symbian, which currently holds that spot. Android and iOS are the top two mobile platforms by a comfortable margin.
Heins said developers are eager to build apps for BlackBerry’s base of 80 million users around the world, and said BlackBerry 10 was the most productive version of the operating system to date.
I hope they recover, but I doubt it. Their strength is business, not the consumer market, where the growth ane excitement are. RIM jobs will still be bleeding.