RIM’s co-CEO’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie decided to issue a joint statement which accuses Steve Jobs of lying about Blackberry’s signal woes (at least when compared to the iPhone 4).
Appleâ€™s attempt to draw RIM into Appleâ€™s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Appleâ€™s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the publicâ€™s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Appleâ€™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, RIMâ€™s customers donâ€™t need to use a case for their BlackBerryÂ® 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. (Inside Blackberry) [Read more…]