1. Snowman888's Avatar
    Is there a reason why Rim doesn't open their platform up so HTC or other mobile manufacturers can innovate?
    07-12-10 01:05 PM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    Is there a reason why Rim doesn't open their platform up so HTC or other mobile manufacturers can innovate?
    if you are referring to the SDK and GL of RIM, they keep a close eye on it for security reasons.

    When you are dealing with Windows Mobile or Android, who have open or extremely loose SDK/GL requirements a-lot of people will create applications that will siphon information from your phone. RIM doesn't want that to happen.

    And the phone manufacturer, HTC/ Moto, what have you do not create the applications. That is why they are called 3rd party. Neither the phone manufacturer nor the phone supplier make applications, it's left to someone out side of the loop w/ no interest in either company.

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    07-12-10 01:21 PM
  3. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    You have to be kidding. Why in the name of all that is holy would RIM farm out it's
    proprietary software, security design, manufacturing, etc for someone else to profit
    from? That makes no practical business sense at all.
    07-12-10 01:26 PM
  4. syb0rg's Avatar
    You have to be kidding. Why in the name of all that is holy would RIM farm out it's
    proprietary software, security design, manufacturing, etc for someone else to profit
    from? That makes no practical business sense at all.
    i know where you are coming from Ken, but i see RIM as wanting to remain a secure device, and if they had an open SDK like Android any Tom-Richard or Harry can tap into any email program, BBM, or what have you...

    but i agree if RIM open it up they could 1) monitor the programs like apple, 2) charge a percentage of the income to boost numbers, and 3) they could develop applications that would promote the sell of their devices.

    but RIM doesn't/hasn't/isn't seeing it in our fashion.

    I have a close friend of mine that is working for a company that designs applications for Apple and Android line... entire applications. For RIM devices, they develop WAP sites. i could go into a few items on why they don't do Applications for RIM but it boils down to the SDK/GL is horrible, Resources are non-existent, and the drive is null and void.

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    07-12-10 01:48 PM
  5. Xopher's Avatar
    That's more of having APIs opened up for use rather than opening up the entire structure. Development for BlackBerry devices is secure for several reasons, and RIM's control is one of them.

    If you look at OS5, there are a lot more API sets opened up from 4.x, and from we've seen so far, BB6 will have more available again.

    Sure, it is a nightmare developing across multiple OS versions (and devices), but hopefully that will get easier as the OS designs progress. They now know it is a 3rd party app developer game, and they have been working on making it easier for developers to create apps for BlackBerry. It's not as easy as other platforms, but I've seen a lot of changes already.
    07-12-10 03:41 PM
  6. T
    I'm glad RIM doesn't "open up it's platform." I take security seriously, and I don't need dumbass apps that come loaded with spyware, malware, and viruses.
    07-12-10 04:52 PM
  7. Jake Storm's Avatar
    I'm glad RIM doesn't "open up it's platform." I take security seriously, and I don't need dumbass apps that come loaded with spyware, malware, and viruses.
    +1
    That was the main reason I switched from PC to Mac at home.
    Still have to deal with Microsoft and all the security problems at work.
    07-12-10 05:03 PM
  8. johnling's Avatar
    Hmmmm . . . That would be like trying to turn a Pinto into a Porsche!
    07-12-10 05:11 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    I am glad BB is secure. Stay that way

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    07-12-10 05:59 PM
  10. papped's Avatar
    By htc innovation, do you mean 10 slate-of-glass phone designs that anyone could manufacture anyways?
    07-12-10 06:18 PM
  11. albee 1's Avatar
    Okay I just couldn't resist. The #1 reason you will never see RIM and Apple ever work together on anything is that they would have to call themselves RIM-Jobs. Hahaha I told you I couldn't resist. Sorry!

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    Last edited by albee 1; 07-12-10 at 07:21 PM.
    07-12-10 07:19 PM
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