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"A few BlackBerry users generate more revenue than thrice the number of Android users."   
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Research In Motion (RIM) might be facing a tough time recently, but they are planning big with their upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. After winning the confidence of application developers by guaranteeing $10,000 per developer, we had a talk with an application developer at the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour, held at New Delhi and asked what exactly he feels about BlackBerry. “We have worked with platforms like Android, iOS, Symbian but BlackBerry is our main focus because we get the most revenue from this platform,” said Abhishek Vinod Singh, co-founder and CEO, DbyDX Software.

This comes as a major surprise since Android is the most sold operating system in India. Singh said, “A few BlackBerry users generate more revenue than thrice the number of Android users.” He further elaborated, "I believe this is mainly due to the culture. BlackBerry users are mainly focused on the enterprise segment. People get a lot of free application in Android but when it comes to buying they hardly do it while in the case of BlackBerry, users don't mind trying out new applications."

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Apart from the revenue aspect, Singh said, "We are doing BlackBerry applications since 2007, during those days BlackBerry (BB) was the only platform apart from Nokia platform to feature applications. The BB platform has evolved a lot. The most important thing that I find in BB platform is very good support for background tasks, we can achieve various operations that are not possible on other platforms."

Explaining further, Singh added, “For example, there is an application called AT&T drive mode. What this application does is as soon as you start driving all incoming and outgoing calls and messages are blocked and the caller is directed to the voice mail. When you stop driving, all the settings automatically gets restored. This application is possible in Android but not at all possible on iOS, because the background task is not fully available and iOS is not multi-tasking and it doesn't not allow call blocking."

Debashis Sarkar, EFYTIMES News Network


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