Comparing BlackBerry, Android, iPhone Location Aware App Prices Doesn’t Make Sense

Om Malik’s GigaOM blog is on my must check RSS list because of a consistently interesting point of view commentary. But, I think this blog item…

BlackBerry Location Apps Are Expensive; Apple Has More

…is mostly just good link bait (people want to read it because it is provocative). Why? It simply doesn’t make sense to compare prices of an app category between smartphone platforms. It is simply the case that iPhone app prices in general are lower than app prices for every other platform. So, it stands to reason that BlackBerry location-aware apps are more expensive than iPhone location-aware apps since BlackBerry apps are more expensive than iPhone apps across the board.