Today at BlackBerry’s DevCon Europe event, executives from Research in Motion got to the chance to spin the company’s current state. According to Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, the Canadian phone maker is grabbing six million daily downloads from the BB App World, totalling 174m per month, for an overall tally of over two billion. This wasn’t the comment that grabbed the most attention, instead, it was the company’s assertion that its apps were profitable. More profitable than Android, even.
Saunders claims BB’s App World generates 43 percent more daily downloads per app than Apple’s iOS App Store and has more paid downloads than Google’s Android Market, as 13 percent of BlackBerry developers have made over 100 grand. Yes, you heard correct. This seems to be unbelievable, but the company supposedly presented some favorable data backing up its claims.
That said, most people have no doubt that the Android Market is doing better overall than BlackBerry’s App World, especially when the search giant announced that close to 11 billion apps were downloaded in its Q4 2011 earnings call. I don’t care how much smoke RIM blows, their fate will be decided in the second half of this year when BlackBerry 10 finally hits shelves.
[via The Verge]