Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 18th Mar 2013 21:55 UTC
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Apple clearly stopped innovating in their iPhone, for whatever reason. It reminds the situation with MS and their total slowdown with IE. It took strong rivals to appear to make them move again. Apple's case is a bit weird though, since rivals are all around and still instead of innovating Apple just snarls and shows patents teeth.

Edited 2013-03-18 21:56 UTC

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