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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Innovation isn't everything
by WildSubnet on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:22 UTC
WildSubnet
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2012-01-24

The comments are only correct if something truly better comes along that radically simplifies the use of the device (like the original iPhone did). So far I haven't seen it. Sure, iOS isn't as flashy but it sure is seems to be the easiest phone to still pick up and use. I handed one to my mother recently, and have had two support calls in total. Could the interface get some tweaks? Sure it could. But overall, it is a great user friendly UI.

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RE: Innovation isn't everything
by devnet on Mon 18th Mar 2013 19:12 in reply to "Innovation isn't everything"
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2007-01-16

This is untrue. Because Windows Phone does this but it has failed to gain market share.

We can therefore add more to your criteria: This is only true if something better comes along that radically simplifies the use of the device AND captures the 'cool factor' that Apple has and allows it to become popular...because really that is all it is...a popularity contest.

People don't care if something is simple to use or radically more simplistic...if they did, WP8 or WebOS would rule phones right now.

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