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Verdumont Monte
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Verdumont Monte,
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11/19/2012 | 5:54:33 PM
re: RIM CEO: App Store Size Doesn't Matter
This is the same pitch used by Win 8 store, saying "Quality" is what matters, but the store is presently without many of the famous apps I use on Andriod, and the ones that are there are terrible sometimes. My suggestion : Wait until few months, for the app store to mature, before you actually buy the device. If you are an early adopter like me, you will suffer.
melgross
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11/19/2012 | 10:02:05 PM
re: RIM CEO: App Store Size Doesn't Matter
I wonder if interviewers ever question dubious claims. Just how are they expecting to have 100,000 apps upon launch? That's just not possible. So he must be claiming something that isn't exactly correct. Perhaps many are ported over Android apps living in the emulator. Who knows? But it's not likely that there will be 100,000 native BB10 apps available at first. He should be asked to explain what he means.
ChrisMurphy
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11/19/2012 | 11:41:40 PM
re: RIM CEO: App Store Size Doesn't Matter
I don't know the magic number for an apps store, but there is a "table stakes" set of apps that a phone ecosystem needs. And some of those apps increasingly will be built not by traditional app developers but by companies themselves -- does my car company make a BB app, does my favorite amusement park, my coffee shop, my electronics store, my running shoe maker .... Those companies tend to want huge scale, since they're new to supporting consumer apps in the first place. Many are doing iPhone, then Android, and then taking a wait-and-see on any others.


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