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RIM's PlayBook Lags Behind iPad Despite Developer Interest: Survey

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-26-2011 Print
RIM's PlayBook is attracting increased developer interest, but lags behind both the iPad and Android tablets in a new survey by Appcelerator and IDC.

Developers are increasingly interested in Research In Motion's upcoming PlayBook platform, at least according to new survey data posted by Appcelerator and research firm IDC. However, that same data suggests the iPad and Android tablets continue to dominate developers' attention.

Appcelerator and IDC surveyed some 2,235 Appcelerator Titanium developers earlier in January on "perceptions surrounding mobile OS priorities, feature priorities, and mobile development plans in 2011," according to a note posted on Appcelerator's Website.

Based on 1,971 developers' responses, the percentage "very interested" in developing for the PlayBook platform has increased from 16 percent in September 2010 to 28 percent this month. By contrast, interest in developing for the iPad rose from 84 percent to 87 percent during that same period. Interest in Android tablets bumped from 62 percent to 74 percent.

In other words, despite that accelerating interest in the PlayBook, the platform continues to lag behind most competing tablets -- except for the still-hypothetical devices running Palm webOS, which placed last among tablets with 16 percent "very interested."

For more, read the eWeek article: RIM's PlayBook Attracting Developers, But Lags Behind iPad: Survey.


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