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

By on February 12, 2012
submit to reddit

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.



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

Most Read
Most Commented
Win two Toshiba AT200 tablets

This festive season Toshiba has 2 tablets to giveaway.

Win an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Thanks to MSI we have an great AMD FM2 motherboard to giveaway.

Win a Nokia Asha 311

Thanks to Nokia we have a great entry-level smartphone to giveaway.