BlackBerry CEO Criticises Apple for Outdated iOS Interface

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    With BlackBerry not doing so well lately, you’d think that their CEO would be more concerned with his own company than Apple, but according to a report on AppleInsider today, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins told Australian Financial Review that the iPhone’s user interface “is now five years old.†Heins did, however, say that he has “respect†for the iPhone, before going to say “you can never stand still,†adding “it is true for us too. “Launching BB10 just put us on the starting grid of the wider mobile computing grand prix, and now we need to win it.†AppleInsider notes that there is a possibility that Apple might actually have some sympathy with Heins’ point of view, if the company’s replacing of longstanding iOS supremo Scott Forstall with Apple’s hardware design genius Jonathan Ive is anything to go by. On the other hand though, there were many other very well-documented reasons why Forstall and Apple parted ways, so maybe Apple is content to leave iOS largely untouched. [/FONT]


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    Blackberry.

    The company who owned the Enterprise phone market, and had no respect for Apple when the iPhone came out - predicting it a total failure.....

    Yeah. I'll listen to their advice.....
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    I just found my Blackberry in a seldom opened desk drawer. Odd. It's looking "old and dusty."
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    Blackberry? Never again! Had nothing but trouble with mine for the past 12 months. Settings change by themselves amongst other things. Can't wait till my contract is up to get an iPhone.
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    Oh yeah! I so agree. Apple is better and keeps getting better
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    This is just too funny. Blackberry thinks they have some creds, for some reason. I guess the very fact that they still exist is the reason for that. After all, it was the iPhone that put the nails in the BlackBerry coffin. :)

    They are in essence saying: "hey Apple, we are still here!"
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    I do have to admit that my blackberry curve was the first smart phone that I owned that actually worked. Before it I had a Motorola Q that ran Microsoft OS (sorry, I can't recall the name of that dang OS right now). It was a total nightmare that lasted two years. It would reboot in the middle of the day, over and over. Totally useless. Then the blackberry curve to the recuse. It brought me back from the brink of phone insanity. My next phone was the HTC droid incredible. Fine at first, but that phone blew up before the end of my contract. That why I use an iPhone now. Compared to all previous phones, the iPhone is bliss. And saying iOS is dated is to totally ignore mall those apps. Apps are the phone, if you ask me. The OS is just not that important as long as it is not getting in the way.
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    Yes, my Bold before the one I have now was my first smartphone & was pretty good apart from the picture quality. The one I upgraded (laughter) to, my 9780 is a very frustrating piece of kit. As I said, I will not have another one. Roll on the next few months when I can get an iPhone.
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    I will admit I loved the original Blackberry "Bold".
    It looked and felt elegant yet sturdy. Did everything I needed it to do at the tine. It's what came after that made me look at other devices.

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    Exactly my experience, thanks for the input :)
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    The new bb looks promising. I just hate how apple rushes products. They add a screen and then call it a new device. Stupid
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    They are kidding, right lol??

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    I am talking about the new bb os not the old crappy one. I am serious when it comes to the insane apple releases. Most users cannot tell the difference between the ipad 2 compared to the 4.

    I have yet to see a reason to upgrade
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    I remember trying to send something to a friend of mine who had a Blackberry a while back. Seems that the whole server went down and many, many BB users were without the use of their phone to access emails, etc! What a shame to have that happen to your phone when you rely on it so heavily!
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    Ah, yes! Totally forgot about that. I think I was affected for 3 days here in the UK. Nice point, Skimonkey, very nice point.
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    :D:D Me, too.
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    It does look promising and let us hope it is a massive improvement on what BB has brought out prior.I think what we should bear in mind with regards to BB, as it admits, it concentrates on the corporate market, a bit like BT Broadband in the UK. It is not bothered about we mere mortals further down the food chain. Apple, on the other hand seem to focus on the public user, IMHO.
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    Blackberry?! Fall of phone!
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    Freedom of speech allows this guy to say whatever he wants. Hard to get excited about a blackberry product though. Actually, I find cell phones rather obnoxious and too small to be useful for anything other than....get this..... Talking to people. But , since the entire world has their head arched downward, checking texts and twitter all day long, I guess I'm the outsider on this issue. Personally, I think my TracFone is the best phone out there. It receives calls and can make them too. Amazing. :)
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    You can use a pay phone

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