So, Thorsten Heins has made a few public statements about Apple and the iPhone…much like his predecessors….
The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.
Actually it’s six years old.
The point is that you can never stand still,…It is true for us as well. Launching BB10 just put us on the starting grid of the wider mobile computing grand prix, and now we need to win it.
Not really Thorsten. Changing for the sake of changing is a sure way to play to the 1%, which already have Android to tinker with. You change things if and when you found something better, because your target audience are the 99%…you know, the one’s that actually buy phones and don’t write articles on their nerd blogs.
Just a thought: Apple sells more iPhones in a quarter to real customers than Blackberry sells in one year (into the channel).
Yesterday, Thorsten Heins (CEO of RIM) showed off Blackberry 10, the mobile OS that’s supposed to save RIM.
Look at the videos, and tell me where you’ve seen that Phone and those features (minus Flow, their predictive text input feature – which is cool) before.
I’ll spare you the details, click the link above if you must, but this piece is so full of stupid I’m almost at a loss for words.
Zack explains that his Blackberry was failing him in Brusseles, and when he got back to the UK, he switched to an iPhone. He then goes on to tell us about the easy setup process, and his travels across the world. He mentions being warned that international roaming is expensive, by his new iPhone, and being the smart traveler he is, he’s not worried about that.
In the end he pays USD 230 for roaming, which makes him switch back to his trusted Blackberry.
He also adds the cost of the iPhone, his having to go home because he forgot his passport, and a new BB Bold to his total cost…
Why is beyond me.
I’m not sure what Zack is trying to tell us either to be honest. Is he implying that his iPhone cost him USD 1.950? Is he telling us his BB wouldn’t have had the same roaming fees, or the same data usage? Well, that would be silly to suggest. Data doesn’t differentiate between devices.
So what is it? It couldn’t be that Zack ignored the warnings, and is now tying to blame his iPhone in a link-bait article, right?
This will be short.
Five years ago RIM’s BlackBerry ruled the smartphone world. Today RIM announced Mobile Fusion, essentially ceding the “professional” workspace (read: enterprise) to Apple’s iOS, and Google’s Android.
Amateur hour is over. RIP.