It’s a big red flag for me that this had to be co-developed by eBay and RIM.Â Why is the huge userbase not enough to incentivize app development?Â Why does RIM need to co-develop apps for their platform?Â Piecing together previous things I read, I suspect it has to do with the Blackberry platform not having been designed for third party app development.
The official eBay for BlackBerry application, which was co-developed by eBay and RIM, includes features to search for, track, and buy an item from the smartphone
via eBay opens auction app for BlackBerry | The Download Blog – Download.com.
via Why is Google Android beating Symbian? | The Open Road – CNET News.
Matt Asay asks this question and comes to the conclusion that it’s about the Google brand.Â I guess he doesn’t know about the subsidies.
Finding the Smartphone Inside Motorola – NYTimes.com “â€œWhen you are trying to make something small and powerful, everything is a tradeoff,â€” http://bit.ly/1u9Gvn
US Prepaid guys are hurting these days due to increased competition but the silver lining is that their European counterparts are showing that prepaid players can really lead the industry by adopting cutting edge solutions http://bit.ly/1oe3Vh