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[5]: He's right but
by unclefester on Tue 19th Mar 2013 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: He's right but"
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Apple created the modern smartphone market.
Apple created the modern tablet market.

Complete and utter bullshit.

Apple is just another a consumer products company - not much different to Dyson (vacuum cleaners). Dyson and Jobs both took existing products, added a bit of polish and told outrageous lies to sell millions of suckers their overpriced crap.

The iPad is just a big iPhone. The iPod touch is just an iPhone that can't make calls.

Without Steve around to spin his web of lies the public can now see how ordinary Apple products really are. That is why Apple Inc has lost 40% in value in less than a year.

*James Dyson is an even bigger bullshitter than Steve Dobs was. Dyson simply uses very familiar (to engineers) technology, puts it in a stylish package and gives it an imaginative name.

-The cyclone dust extractor was very widely used in industry for nearly 90 years before Dyson applied it to vacuum cleaners.

-The Dyson 'bladeless' fans has a conventional fan in the base.

-Dyson products consistently rate below much cheaper products for usability and reliability in independent tests.

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