March 26, 2011
Some circles welcomed the step Research In Motion (RIM) that allows applications running on BlackBerry Playbook Android. But on the other hand, this strategy actually unfortunate, because it can cause its own risk for the tablet PC.
According to Ovum analyst from research institutes, Tony Cripss, RIM’s decision to offer support for multi-runtime to the Playbook can be understood to maintain competition in the tablet world war.
However, continued Cripss, as quoted, from his statement on Monday (28/03/2011), this would potentially cause a negative thing for the Canadian vendor.
“Giving the developer community with multiple popular platforms – such as Android, Adobe Flash, Airplay and unity game developers, C / C + + developers, and community developers own a BlackBerry smartphone – will certainly help Playbook to gain tremendous exposure in the market applications, “he explained.
Risks that could happen is, with a series of choices can actually lead to confusion among developers. “The case had previously been happening at Nokia, which at one time provided more than 10 programming environment for mobile developers,” added Cripss.