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In RIM vs. Apple, RIM impresses carriers and customers, but stumbles with developersJune 30, 2010 - 2:51pm — Stefan Dubowski
As the battle between Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) and main competitor like Apple Inc. heats up, mobile industry insiders say RIM might have an advantage by offering devices that use less network bandwidth—but they add that the Waterloo, Ont.-based company is playing catch-up in other departments.
Reports indicate that RIM will unveil new handsets in the coming months, including the BlackBerry Bold 9800, featuring a touch screen and a keyboard, marrying two competing interface options in a single device.
Meanwhile, Apple has released the new iPhone 4, featuring a slimmer form, support for video chat sessions, and a longer battery life. Apple released the device to the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan on June 24. By June 28, the company had sold 1.7 million units.
In RIM vs. Apple, RIM impresses carriers and customers, but stumbles with developers | The Wire Report
- 06-30-2010, 03:46 PM #3
Wow, this is EXACTLY what we needed! Another them vs. us thread. I haven't seen one since two clicks ago.
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06-30-2010, 04:50 PM #5Wow, this is EXACTLY what we needed! Another them vs. us thread. I haven't seen one since two clicks ago.Yay! I was hoping to read another one, b/c the other million don't prove anything.
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- 07-03-2010, 05:48 PM #7
Go to the iPhone forums and witness the nightmare and be glad you are using a Blackberry. It is so bad that AT&T and Apple are not even requiring a restocking fee, something unheard off in the past.
- 07-03-2010, 08:14 PM #9
The i4 and BB are diametrically opposed.
The i4 is an entertainment device with a phone attached to. Even with a new OS, it is suffering from a myriad of technical issues, not the least of which is call signal strength and poor battery life. Multi-tasking is severely limited to a specific number of apps at one time. If you were an Apple user before the i4, you will be one after the i4.
The BB is a business professional device with under-powered entertainment (i.e. browser and less than quality speakers. The OS appears more stable and it has better battery life. It is better at multi-tasking and has better battery life along with a whole host of other positive attributes. Hopefully, the OS 6.0 and new webkit browser as well as the processor will live up to their billing and bring RIM a step closer to the knock-out punch that we know that they can deliver.
- 07-03-2010, 08:21 PM #10
There's too many fanboy's/girls in here. Presently, nothing RIM offers currently touches the latest Apple product/s. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying to themselves or misinformed. While yes the BlackBerry does some things much better than Apple products, as a whole, Apple has the lead. This will change with the newer devices and OS6, as it will put RIM on par with other mobile platforms. However, it doesn't/will not put them AHEAD of said platforms. The mobile device world is push and pull. Back and forth. RIM has been stagnant as of late. And it's RIM's time to push back.
- 07-03-2010, 09:11 PM #12
Not saying that RIM has Apple against the ropes. Far from it. However, RIM must be making some progress with its competitiveness giving Apple something to wonder about by getting to push out the i4, a device that was not quite ready. This is not to say that Apple is not very adept at dealing with the setback, just the opposite.
- 07-04-2010, 12:01 AM #13
Let's not put our head in the sand here and be blind fanboyz. There are plenty of those on the Apple sites. But, RIM put out the Flip 8220, and the Storm one with "issues". My personal line iPhone 4 is working fine, and so is my company BB 9700...
Both are fine machines.Life is too short to spend time messing with Windows Computers, and any phone but a Blackberry.
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07-04-2010, 04:04 AM #16
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- 07-04-2010, 09:19 AM #20
There are suckers born every day. I'm sure that apple makes good products. The problem I have with them are they are more expensive (don't know about their phones) and they are proprietary. If I want to do what I want to do with their products I can't.
- 07-04-2010, 09:21 AM #21
Sometimes this is true. Public forums are definitely subject to the quandry that people seem to think that they have been born interesting and, sometimes it's true.
CrackBerry seems to have a nice concentration of people who are truly interested in their phones and it grates when once in a while I see an A vs. B thread. You may assign whatever you want to A and B. Although it mostly does seem.....
I have to say that these threads are happily the exception rather than the rule
- 07-04-2010, 09:47 AM #22
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07-04-2010, 03:13 PM #23
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Having used my friends iphone 4, and waiting 4hrs in line for it, the camera is really nice, along with the screen and exterior but I would still never own one because most of the other things seem really gimmicky.
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