Today Research In Motion pushed a gold edition of its SDK to developers. This would be irrelevant if developers weren't interested in the platform—which has been the go-to assumption throughout 2012, and was reinforced by hard data earlier this year.
Turns out, however, that the SDK release matters. Because developers have warmed up to the next-gen BlackBerry 10 platform big time.
58% of developers said in October that they would recommend BlackBerry 10, a new report from Pivot Point Research reveals. Granted, the report was commissioned by RIM. But still, it's a much better number than the depressing stats we saw back in July.
Developers aren't the only ones interested in BB10 either. Investors are getting excited as well: RIM shares are up more than 5% today.
This boost puts the Waterloo-based company at a seven month high. The stock is up nearly 100% since late September—that's a doubling of value in just 2.5 months.
RIM is still very far behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It may still fail. But all signs currently point to a successful January 30 launch of BB10 and a bright future—or, at least, a future period—for a revived company so many people proclaimed dead.