One of the main issues with the BlackBerry platform has always been the lack of free and inexpensive 3rd party software. Even the most trivial applications are $10–$20. Other than Viigo and a select few other applications there are very few free services available to the BlackBerry user.
Comparatively many BlackBerry users have come from the Symbian, Windows Mobile, & Palm OS where there is a plethora of free and cheap applications for the picking.
So this begs the question why is the BlackBerry so different?
Turns out Neil of the developer of BBsmart has an answer on DevBerry.com. I am curious to see what all of you think? Why do you think there is such a limited number of quality BlackBerry applications?