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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RE[3]: Not an User
by cdude on Mon 18th Mar 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not an User"
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We have at least ChromeOS and FirefoxOS which are HTML5 only. We have Tizen and WP which put focus on HTML5 integration to make them first-level citizen. Android with Google and iOS with Apple are the two major WebKit contributors. So, whatever your personal stand is (and I agree there about the suck-level compared to better alternates like Qt) being compatible and supporting HTML5 additionally can't harm.

AIR, well. AIR is AIR. As long as I not have to use it I not have a problem with it. Its available for eg Android and now also for Blackberry too. I am sure some like it and I like to not being forced to use it.

Qt is just very good. I applaud them for adding Qt as first-level option like some AIR or HTML5 devs may applaud them for adding AIR/HTML5 support. Or even for keeping Java ME in and on or supporting Android API's and apps.

Point is: Options. Blackberry didn't only add one exclusive thing, like Microsoft did (as horrible implementation incompatible to there other offerings), but support a wide range of existing technologies. That's choice. Important isn't that you may hate one of the choices but that at least one of them is a good choice for you.

Edited 2013-03-18 23:09 UTC

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