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]: He's right but
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: He's right but"
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Apple created the modern smartphone market.
Apple created the modern tablet market.

Created. Not just did what the next guy was doing. They created and defined these segments. They showed the competition how to design, market, package, and sell their products to end users.

Its telling that the whole of Android (including the shitload of Android dumb-phones people like to use to inflate marketshare) has trouble going up against a handful of iPhone models.

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