Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:28 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this is interesting. Research In Motion is hard at work on its PlayBook tablet, as well as on its new mobile operating system, for the device based on QNX. It's no secret that RIM intends to deliver some form of backwards compatibility for its older BlackBarryOS applications. And that's where a golden opportunity arises.
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appz and regz
by divide_by_zero on Sat 29th Jan 2011 15:14 UTC
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The number of applicaitns available for Ios Android, Qt, BlackBerry SDK etc is not that much relevant. A large company, with large ambitions should not take that in consideration. They must provide the basics, and the apps will come.

I love it how people talk like programmers were dumb stupid being incapable of working with more than one platform. Of course people eventually stuck to their favorites, but good programmers are always learning how to make applications to new platforms. and if it is easy to get the development started, as it is with Qt, that helps a lot.

And regarding the use of Dalvik... Are the existing BlackBerry applications written in Java? If that is the case, I can see they having interest in using Dalvik not because of eventually being able to use Android applications, but just because the Dalvik engine is better than the traditional Java machine. The registers vs. stack architecture thing, etc. It could be just about looking for a better Java machine for the device, and not hoping to run aplications from an alien OS.

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