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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Mar 2013 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

I don't consider Android innovative enough software wise. Sailfish and Firefox OS are original on the other hand. Also interesting to see how QNX will evolve, it's kind of a dark horse still.

Edited 2013-03-19 06:58 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:03 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-11-29

So I think its safe to say that Apple is hardly falling behind anyone else at the pace of innovation, and even historically is still well within their trend of introducing disruptive market products.

Its also even safer to say this has nothing to do with Apple prioritizing patents over innovation as you implied, with what I hope was a great deal of hyperbole.

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RE[10]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:10 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
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2010-06-08

They already fell in their pace. Whether they are still falling is less important. Their current pace is low already. I compared the situation to IE above. At some point it was very dominant, and MS simply "relaxed" too much. It wasn't a smart thing to do.

Edited 2013-03-19 07:12 UTC

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