Originally Posted by MisterEd
Almost 2 million phones sold in 2 weeks. Think about that for 1 single device (not even counting the original iPhone). Where will all the software developers go? BB, no, that is MOSTLY a buiness device, iphone .. that is an appliance and more "kiddes" will have one of those then any other phone. That is where all the 3rd party software development will go.
. BB will suffer in the consumer space until it manages to build out its developer community. Symbian has more devices out there, iPhone has the cool factor, and Windows Mobile has the familiar platform behind it. Heck, even Palm is still hanging around because it has so many useful apps that their unsexy handsets are still highly effective.
BB has Java, which people seem to hate. If it weren't for midp support that comes with Java, allowing us to use apps (usually first) written for Symbian, the BB would have a pathetic amount of apps. Half the apps on my BB are midp apps.
Hand-in-hand with a consumer-space push must come an app push. I hope RIM has a strategy for that.
At least the iPhone will distract CEOs from buying Windows Mobile devices and swapping out their BES infrastructure for WM.