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  • BlackBerry Chief Calls iPhone 'Outdated'


    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins spoke candidly about his competition from Cupertino in a new interview published this week in The Australian Financial Review. According to Heins, Apple is no longer the leader in smartphone innovation.

    Labeling Apple’s iPhone user interface as “outdated,” Heins says BlackBerry’s Z10 and even Samsung’s Galaxy S4 have passed the iPhone in mobile hardware and software design.

    “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,” Heins says.

    “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,” he adds.

    In particular, Heins asserts that the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system is superior to iOS because it enables users to run multiple apps simultaneously in a multitasking environment rivaled only in quality by the desktop experience.

    “The point is that you can never stand still,” Heins concludes. “It is true for us as well. Launching BB10 just put us on the starting grid of the wider mobile computing grand prix, and now we need to win it.”

    Source: The Australian Financial Review
    This article was originally published in forum thread: BlackBerry Chief Calls iPhone 'Outdated' started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 143 Comments
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      It's only been 6 - 7 years. They have done amazing things in very short time. The truth is that it'll never be enough, doesn't mean that the next big thing has to happen year after year. Give it time. Improvements are made year after year.
      If I recall, iOS and Android materialized in around the same time. The problem is that Apple hasn't had a "next big thing" since the iPhone 4!
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Lol, now you're just being comical.
      Please press Thankyou button.
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      I gave up a while ago when he thought he was they only one who understood his user name. It's not worth my time to debate with him.
      He seems to want to argue more then my wife and kids.
    1. pkmaximum's Avatar
      pkmaximum -
      Quote Originally Posted by RyoSaeba View Post
      If I recall, iOS and Android materialized in around the same time. The problem is that Apple hasn't had a "next big thing" since the iPhone 4!
      "The next big thing," eh. I cannot even imagine what the next big thing would look like. For a lot of manufacturers, for example, Samsung, the next big thing was poked fun at and produced literally with their 8" note-phone. Hardware innovation is no longer going to be mind-blowing, as phones come closer to their potential maximum with current technology in terms of design; phones are already thin, battery life is being maximized with software optimization and hardware design, cellular speeds no longer depend on chip-sets with the likes of LTE around but instead on the carriers that provide them, and operating systems already perform all the mobile-computation functions that consumers would have wanted in a smartphone. So what is next exactly? My personal belief, is that smartphones will perform as full desk-top replacements when hardware evolves even further years down the road. Motorola already foreshadowed what this future would look like with their Motorola Atrix.
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RyoSaeba View Post
      If I recall, iOS and Android materialized in around the same time. The problem is that Apple hasn't had a "next big thing" since the iPhone 4!
      The iPhone 4 was released June of 2010. The original iPhone was June of 2007. That's 3 years. That would mean this years iPhone would be up for major updates. Why is everyone complaining that its not fast enough.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by pkmaximum View Post
      "The next big thing," eh. I cannot even imagine what the next big thing would look like. For a lot of manufacturers, for example, Samsung, the next big thing was poked fun at and produced literally with their 8" note-phone. Hardware innovation is no longer going to be mind-blowing, as phones come closer to their potential maximum with current technology in terms of design; phones are already thin, battery life is being maximized with software optimization and hardware design, cellular speeds no longer depend on chip-sets with the likes of LTE around but instead on the carriers that provide them, and operating systems already perform all the mobile-computation functions that consumers would have wanted in a smartphone. So what is next exactly? My personal belief, is that smartphones will perform as full desk-top replacements when hardware evolves even further years down the road. Motorola already foreshadowed what this future would look like with their Motorola Atrix.
      Is the carriage-return key on your keyboard broken ?

      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      He seems to want to argue more then my wife and kids.
      It's debate, not argue.

      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      The iPhone 4 was released June of 2010. The original iPhone was June of 2007. That's 3 years. That would mean this years iPhone would be up for major updates. Why is everyone complaining that its not fast enough.
      Sorry, but LOL
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      If you don't like the upgrades every year then upgrade every 3 and see just how much the improvements are.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      …saying their "heads are buried" is not showing your opinion or debating something. It's only showing how childish and immature you are.
      lmao
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      You don't upgrade your car, television, or anything else every year unless you just have the money to blow why are upgrades on a phone so important to everyone.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      You don't upgrade your car, television, or anything else every year unless you just have the money to blow why are upgrades on a phone so important to everyone.
      Because they're there.

      But in all seriosity, it used to be that phone contracts lasted a year.
      Now they last two years, if that makes you any happier.
      I'm suprised to hear this POV from a MMYI-forum member ... where's your self-respect ?
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      Because they're there.

      But in all seriosity, it used to be that phone contracts lasted a year.
      Now they last two years, if that makes you any happier.
      I'm suprised to hear this POV from a MMYI-forum member ... where's your self-respect ?
      I like innovation just as much as the next but the speed at which its being released is just fine. I don't expect large upgrades year after year.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      I like innovation just as much as the next but the speed at which its being released is just fine. I don't expect large upgrades year after year.
      I was expecting to be communicating with holographic projections by now.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      lmao
      lol, whoops. Good eye there
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      lol, whoops. Good eye there
      Don't encourage him.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      Don't encourage him.
      What? He spotted a spelling/grammar mistake I made. I fixed it.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      What? He spotted a spelling/grammar mistake I made. I fixed it.
      It was only funny because I thought the only one here that's smart enough to understand a reference to what is perhaps the most famous philosophical statement of all time made the mistake. Of course it's only expected that people like us would.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by zokunei View Post
      it was only funny because i thought the only one here that's smart enough to understand a reference to what is perhaps the most famous philosophical statement of all time made the mistake. Of course it's only expected that people like us would.
      o ... K ...
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      I'm sorry but I'm gunna say this.
      All you cry-baby fanboys need to stop blubbing with your sad bravado ond denial -

      …[an actual argument]…

      So get the tissue box out, have a good cry, man up and move on.
      Someone else has taken up the baton and the iPhone is a living fossil (read : dead).
      A nice example of ad-hominem attacks and a spelling error. Truly he is smarter and more logical than everyone else who pointed this out to him.

      Can you explain how the statements quoted above aren't ad-hominem?
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      A nice example of ad-hominem attacks and a spelling error. Truly he is smarter and more logical than everyone else who pointed this out to him.

      Can you explain how the statements quoted above aren't ad-hominem?
      It's not hard to find grammatical errors.

      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      Why aren't Apple writing funkier apps in-house ?

      Just ignore him.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      A nice example of ad-hominem attacks and a spelling error. Truly he is smarter and more logical than everyone else who pointed this out to him.

      Can you explain how the statements quoted above aren't ad-hominem?
      The clue is in the words.
      Ad hominem = singular, directed at an individual.
      But 'crybaby fanboys' = plural, ergo not directed at an individual, ergo not ad hominem.

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      Thankyou for your interest and have a nice day.

      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      It's not hard to find grammatical errors. Line 2 of his first post on this thread, "Why aren't Apple writing funkier apps in-house ?"
      Apple in this instance, is used as a grammatical umbrella that refers to its many developers.

      You have not been charged for this consultation.

      Looks like I now have my own personal spell-checkers.