A latest study is showing that Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform has gained a lot of interest from developers during the quarter while Research In Motion’s BlackBerry operating system saw a sharp drop in developers interest.
The new study comes from IDC and Appcelerator which surveyed 2,160 Appcelerator Titanium developers from November 2-3.
Here are the main points found by the new survey showing developers favoring the Windows Phone 7 platform. In a summary of the study, IDC and Appcelerator write:
- “Windows Phone 7 separated from the pack to become the clear number three mobile platform this quarter. The OS climbed 8 points to 38% of respondents saying they are ‘very interested’ in the platform, the highest ever for Microsoft.
- Microsoft is enjoying symbiotic success with Nokia. When asked why developers are more interested in Windows Phone 7 now than a year ago, a plurality (48%) said it was the Microsoft/Nokia partnership. Nokia also received high marks from its new Lumia Windows Phone 7 smartphone announcement last month, with 28% of developers saying they are ‘very interested’ in developing for the device. This is more than double the interest in Nokia’s own Symbian and MeeGo OSes since Appcelerator began reporting mobile platform interest in January 2010.
- This quarter saw a sharp fall-off in developers reporting that they are ‘very interested’ in RIM offerings with BlackBerry OS phones dropping 7 points to 21% and PlayBook QNX-based tablets dropping 6 points to 13%. Put another way, there’s now more interest in Nokia’s new Lumia Windows Phone lineup than RIM’s smartphones.”
The results of the survey show that Microsoft is winning with its Windows Phone 7 platform against the BlackBerry OS and it has a lot to do with Nokia releasing its first batch of Windows Phone devices.