The co-CEO of RIM would very much appreciate it if iPhone developers would stop putting out bandwidth-intensive apps. He’s concerned that all of them are placing (or will soon place) too much of a strain on networks.
According to Jonny Evans, Mike Lazaridis specifically said, “If we don’t start conserving that bandwidth, in the next few years we are going to run into a capacity crunch. You are already experiencing the capacity crunch in the United States.”
This is something to consider, at least, since the theory makes sense. If AT&T can’t keep up with things, then more and more slowdowns and outages are liable to occur. And the co-CEO of RIM is in a pretty good position to know the specifics of the situation.
One last thing: of course, the same advice about conserving bandwidth might well apply to all developers, even if other networks haven’t yet experienced problems like those that the iPhone induced.