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Old 02-26-2010, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone explain to me why apps are less numerous and more expensive for the blackberry than other smartphones like android devices and apple devices? Can we expect to see cheaper apps in the future?
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There are probably several intertwined reasons for this:

1. BB platform is more difficult for development.
2. BB users have historically been business oriented and somewhat less price sensitive.
3. Supply and demand: With fewer apps [because of the platform difficulty] and a significant installed base of users, price can increase.

Will it change: Perhaps somewhat, but my guess is that you won't see the flood of apps like you see with iPhone.
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Add to that the fact that most of the expensive apps like REXwireless' stuff does way more than some silly Android freeware. There are plenty of free or inexpensive apps for BlackBerrys, but if you want the good stuff, that does what's promised and with reliability, you have to expect to pay the developer for his efforts. These are professional-grade apps you can use to help run a business, be more productive in what you're doing now, and save your precious time to get more business done.

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