Well, okay, this is interesting!
First, Thorsten Heins seems to be on the news on almost a daily basis, giving out his views on almost everything, except the future of BlackBerry, and what they plan to do next. Saying the iPhone is “standing still”, ummm, well we can’t argue with that. Who better than BlackBerry to know that!
Apple(s AAPL) had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making fun of iPhone owners, but now even lowly BlackBerry(s BBRY) — whose future existence as an independent company is not at all assured — feels comfortable publicly suggesting Apple is faltering.
The latest competitive jab came in an interview with The Australian Financial Review, in which BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins gave Apple its due, but also suggested iOS was getting a bit long in the tooth:
“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…
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