Interview with Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations

By on February 12, 2012
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Ignore the Silicon Valley, he says.

Alec Saunders joined RIM last year in August and his job is to get developers onboard to build apps on for BlackBerry platforms. He was present at the BlackBerry Developer’s Conference in Amsterdam last week and I got the opportunity to sit down and speak with him about topics like why is it hard to get developer’s to build applications for BlackBerry and why apps like Skype or Tango aren’t available.

He had a few interesting things to say about the BlackBerry platform but at the same time, there were some answers that made me think that he might have gotten absorbed into the “Everything is awesome” delusion that we have seen some other execs at RIM exhibit.

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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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