Apple shows the world that RIM’s BlackBerry has similar ‘death grip’ problems (as do pretty much all decent smart phones). Translation of RIM’s response:
Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable.
Damn, we didn’t see that coming.
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.
The public’s understanding of our products was just fine until Apple ruined it by publishing the truth.
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.
RIM 20, Apple 3. We win.
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.
We don’t have any hard numbers, though. We don’t know how Apple got a BlackBerry to drop bars. It’s trickery. Just remember this: ugly is better, ugly is better, ugly is better…
RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity.
Don’t believe the video. BlackBerry’s do not drop bars, do not drop bars, do not drop bars…
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.
Please don’t compare us. Please. Damn. Now everyone is looking for a BlackBerry ‘death grip,’ too.