Sunday, July 18, 2010

RIM defends its BlackBerry from Apple’s antenna debacle

In the recent Apple press conference, Steve Jobs talked about the antenna issue of their iPhone 4. He said that it is real but also showed that other phones exhibit the same problem with call dropping due to the antenna as well.rimblackberryIncluded in the phones tested by Apple was the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Research in Motion (RIM) was not happy with how Apple dragged them into their mess.

RIM’s CEOs has this to say to Apple:

“Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage.  One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple." - Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

Bad Apple?

[via PinoyTechBlog]

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