I agree wholeheartedly with Ronen Havely from BerryReview when he says that RIM cannot allow key apps like IM+ to fall through the cracks like this. It appears that RIM still doesn’t get it when it comes to what’s happening to them on the developer front. For every developer that you can find that actively wants to develop for the BlackBerry platform, whether it be for BlackBerry smartphones or the BlackBerry PlayBook, you can find a dozen that will tell you that it simply isn’t worth dealing with RIM as a company any longer.
Apple has developers starting to release their apps on Android first simply because of the ambiguity they face when getting their apps released in the App Store. What on earth makes RIM think they can get away with this when their device will eventually run Android Apps via the Android App Player when the number of BlackBerry PlayBooks in the wild is little more than a rounding error compared to the number of iPads? RIM needs to do everything they can to keep what few developers they still have coding native apps for their platform from just throwing their hands up in the air and giving up.