@p_d: I have appreciated your perspective and I believe you have outlined a key point, definitely, speaking about RIM road map. It is another piece of the puzzle that it seems not present, at least for now. I wish for both RIM and developers@RIM, it will come soon for recovery back their leadership, achieved in the past.
What the market will see tomorrow, the developer community sees it today or may be they have already seen it yesterday. So it is not a surprise that the developer community has already turned away from RIM.
Ti win back this community, RIM has to show the market potential of their Apps in the comming two years. That needs a sound and definite product release road map from RIM vis-avis thier ever growing competition.
@Scott, I read your analysis and it's comprehensive and also quite sobering. Also, I couldn't disagree with the premise of your position that "even if the new BB10 launch is flawless, there is no indication it will do anything to compel people to move away from iOS and Android."
That should be clear to everyone. I don't believe RIM's management sees it this way, though, hence their arguments about developers.
At the end of the day and going directly to the point, in my opinion we could basically summarize what is happing with a lack of strategy from their board then difficulties on developers is only one of the connected consequences.
I just don't see anything compelling about BB10 that will compel anyone, developer or consumer, to switch from IOS or Android. Even if the BB10 launch is flawless, and RIMM's best ever, I don't see anyone switching.
The controversy is akin to treating the symptoms and ignoring the main disease. If application developers don't support RIM today, they will once the company shows it is a winner in the marketplace. Everyone loves a winner and when RIM was leading in its market it was well supported but that's not the current situation.
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