Trent Reznor has somehow made the transition from Nine Inch Nails to technology guru, and he’s taking the Nine Inch Nails app to BlackBerry.
When Trent’s iPhone app was denied, he had a few things to say about the current hardware on the market:
The iPhone is THE most elegant, modern smartphone at this point in time and it’s perfect for what we want to do with the NIN app – except for the ludicrous approval process, and that’s what I want to draw attention to. Android is cool, but nobody has an Android phone. Blackberry is OK but the hardware is inconsistent and WinMo straight-up sucks balls. If Apple doesn’t get it together, we will most certainly make it available to the jailbreak community. I didn’t invest in this app to see it languish on the sidelines from an idiotic policy while this tour is in full swing.
I could not agree more with what he had to say about WIndows Mobile and Android but I think he misspoke about BlackBerry. It’s not that the hardware is inconsistent, it’s that the hardware is diverse. The iPhone’s major advantage is that developers can write one piece of software and deploy across the entire Apple spectrum. With BlackBerry, you need to port to many different devices.