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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Mar 2013 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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They aren't moving forward - i.e. they are stagnating. That was the point. In the industry where completion is really strong it's very strange and either Apple are too arrogant and think that they'll forever have a strong market share, or they simply don't care about long term developments (like some money hungry managers do, attempting to rip things off in short term, disregarding any long term benefits for the company).

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