Apple also doesn't have a dead dog in the race, with frequent outages of service due to a single point of email and message failure controlled by their proprietary network. Apple also innovated the hell out of their products. RIM has not done this. It's a "me too" effort at best, and not a very good one.
Outside of organizations married to its corp-friendly proprietary nonsense, RIM has zero reputation right now.
As a developer, I wouldn't spare a thought towards porting my applications to that platform. It's a non-starter.