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 02:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: He's right but"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Oh come on, I think he made great points. It captures exactly what Steve Jobs did for Apple and why he did it so well.

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RE[5]: He's right but
by kwan_e on Tue 19th Mar 2013 08:42 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right but"
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2007-02-18

I was not questioning the quality of his points, and in fact agreed with the point I quoted. What I was poking fun at is the narrative aspect of it and how narrative is more real than reality to some people.

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