RIM has been going through all sorts of problems recently from cutting 5000 jobs to losing shares significantly. RIM has now just received some more bad news with developers abandoning RIM’s upcoming Blackberry 10 Operating System. Now, if you think an operating system is dependent upon it developers then we think RIM is in big trouble.
According to a survey by Baird Equity Research RIM’s upcoming Blackberry 10 operating system is being abandoned by developers months before its release. The developer outlook, on a ten-point scale for Blackberry fell from 4.6 to 3.8 with the Blackberry 7 dropping from 3.8 to 2.8. To make matters worse, a high percentage of developers said they have moved away from Blackberry 10 to another platform. Can you guess where? 72 percent of developers have shifted over to Android. It looks like RIM has no one in its corner with consumers, investors and even developers abandoning ship. With interests number so low, Blackberry 10 is marginally higher than Adobe Air and Flash platforms, the latter of which even Adobe is dropping support for.
Everything seems to be going downhill for RIM with Android and iOS leading the race in developer outlook. The outlook for Android was rated at 8.7 with Apple leading at 9.3.