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[2]: Comment by shmerl
by unclefester on Tue 19th Mar 2013 08:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
unclefester
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Apple has defined two market segments and completely dominated both. It has $100 billion dollars in the bank. It is the most (or a very close second depending on market fluctuations) valuable company on the planet. Period.


Apple is not even in the Top 20 companies in the world. Virtually every state owned oil company is larger. Saudi Aramco is worth an estimated $7 trillion. Saudi Aramco's annual profits are almost as much as the net worth of Apple.

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