Sorry Blackberry, We're Not Building an App for You: CEO

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:03 PM ET
Source: Research In Motion

The Blackberry 10 may launch next week, but it has no place in the future of mobile computing, John Hering, CEO of the mobile security firm Lookout, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform are the two primary mobile platforms and will be going forward, which is why Hering said his company—which builds software to protect smartphones—will not be offering its service on Blackberry devices.

"I think that Blackberry is a software platform that we probably won't be developing for in the future," Hering said Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "The future of computing, I think, is with iOS and Android."

One of the big concerns about Research in Motion's Blackberry 10 is that developers won't be willing to make apps for its platform as they do for iOS and the Android platform.

RIM said Monday it was extending its submission deadline for mobile apps made for the Blackberry 10 platform because of such a "large volume of apps" submitted from developers.

The latest Blackberry device, which is set to launch Jan. 30 in New York City.

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