IDC: Mobile Developers Less Interested In RIM Than WP7

IDC: Mobile Developers Less Interested In RIM Than WP7

Research firm IDC recently posted a survey of mobile developers. The survey shows that Apple’s iOS (used on the iPhone and iPad) is still the most popular platform with mobile developers. IDC claims 91% of the surveyed programmers are interested in the iPhone, while 88% are interested in the iPad. Android holds a close second with 88% of developers interested in Android-powered phones and 68% interested in Android-powered tablets. Ironically, 38% showed an interest in Microsoft’s all but forgotten Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system. This is a sharp increase from last year. Lastly, RIM has taken a fall from a lofty perch. Only 21% of those surveyed showed an interest in the Blackberry phone, with even less, a mere 13%, showing an interest in the PlayBook.

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