Mullany: The [BlackBerry] Z10 is a very nice phone. It's a great HTML5 platform. It actually has the most HTML5 features of anything in the market. The browser team at BlackBerry was an acquisition from a company called Torch Mobile, and they had been working on WebKit for several years before they were acquired. The Staikos brothers were the guys there, and they've done a really nice job on the browser. For people looking to deploy HTML5 apps, the Z10 is a pretty good platform.
Mullany: Our early look at Tizen is that it probably has about nine months to go before it's really production-ready. The early versions we saw at Mobile World Congress [in February] were slow and buggy. These are obviously pre-released development devices, so that makes sense. But they have a bunch of work to do before it releases.
The Firefox OS stuff was pretty snappy, and people were very excited about Firefox OS at the show. People were literally falling off the edge of the booth because there wasn't enough space for everyone who wanted to get in and see Firefox OS.
InfoWorld: What do you see from competitors like Appcelerator and RhoMobile?
Mullany: The biggest competitor is just native development. HTML5 today is the No. 3 development platform for mobile behind iOS and Android.
InfoWorld: Do you see that changing?