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RIM's Jim Balsillie on how the BlackBerry Storm measures against the iPhone
As Research In Motion Ltd. gears up to launch its first ever touchscreen device, the BlackBerry Storm, the Financial Post had an opportunity to speak with co-chief executive Jim Balsillie. Below is the response to a couple of questions that failed to make it into today's print version:
Q: How does the BlackBerry Storm square up to the iPhone?
A: The element of the BlackBerry engineering is key. It’s reliable network, long battery life and, of course, the tactility and intuitiveness of the input. That’s what people want.
Second of all, is it a carrier set of platform surfaces or [not]? In Apple’s case, it’s iPhone. We believe in the BlackBerry services being part of the carrier set of platform services with all the leveraging of carriers of channel and leverage of the carriers service capability and value addedness.
And third, it’s the BlackBerry. It’s secure, it’s scalable, it’s global, it’s push, it interfaces with all the different, you know, Windows media … Apple iTunes, online music services, video, TiVo, social networking, MySpace, Facebook, we’re licensed on all five instant messaging environments, we do up to 10 e-mail, we do enterprise secure, we do web services enterprise and non-enterprise. It’s a BlackBerry ... You can have your cake and eat it too. That’s the power of it.
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Let there be rain! Poor Iphone...I feel bad for it...oh wait I don't lol. It's time for us to whip out our Storm's and go uhm uhm uhm! Check this out Apple fanboy. Can you say divx? cut/paste? video record? yeah...that's what i thought...Let me send you a picture or video I just recorded or took on my Storm...Oh wait! what's that? no MMS.....Awwww you got screwed buddy
That is awesome that Blackberry is coming out with a touchscreen phone. I own a blackberry world edition right now and I love it. I used to own a Palm Treo, but will never go back to that phone after using a blackberry. What will the price be for the phone once released in the US?
I gotta admit, if it was on ATT, I'd get one. Until then, I'm very satisfied with my 3G iPhone and my Curve. Of course, I know for a fact I wouldn't be satisfied with my iPhone if I didn't hack the hell out of it the first day I got it.
Originally Posted by raton
Good stuff. Thanks Hayden.
Thx Hayden. BlackBerry has come a long way...from Business to being a little more leisurely. Great job RIM.
Dont sweat the small stuff, hell dont sweat anything!
Now we are going to have the best of both worlds.
~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
Hah I phone lacks many features, one being multi tasking. I doubt it will ever come to iphone. The reason its not dreadfully slow is due to it running only a single application at a time. That's the secret. If not for that, I phone would simply be trash(ier). Storm on the other hand still has all the berry things in it and now is far more ui friendly from the looks of it. Storm is the progression of rim, the idea is no longer to get things done, now on top they have added the style to it. Its like going from civic to a Mercedes. Not bad at all rim, this is the right direction they needed to take the step. The only problem now is of course the price of the iphone against the price of the berry. If totalling with 8 or 16 gb stick will vary about 50 to 75, this would be an absolute disaster to apple!
Not that I want that, I love the macs, just the iphone is pure marketing, there is barely any back bone to it really. I palm devices a little more use full then iphone, although when it comes to the interface, apple does take the medal.
Does anyone know when the storm is coming???.. i need to prepare my storm gear....LoL.. poor iPhone, it's going to get wet....
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