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Jan 2, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Cleverboy
Jan 2, 2008, 09:28 PM
Slowly but surely, people will begin to notice that Apple isn't playing the same "game" anyone else is playing. By that time, some years out, it will be far too late to begin to do anything comparable.

OS Infinity. We'd better all brush up on Objective C.

~ CB

graymccarty
Jan 2, 2008, 09:36 PM
I think it's kind of weird how the two companies are competing for consumers when one of them is based in a country that doesn't even sell the other company's product

Manatee
Jan 2, 2008, 10:03 PM
I think it's kind of weird how the two companies are competing for consumers when one of them is based in a country that doesn't even sell the other company's product
It's coming. It's too bad you guys have had to wait so long.

The important thing (to me) is that Apple takes RIM's market seriously enough that it will enhance the iPhone with the business-oriented that I want/need. I love the iPhone interface and browser, but I still carry a Blackberry (8830) too. I need a full-featured email client, the ability to run other business applications on the phone, and the ability to store files on the phone easily.

Orng
Jan 3, 2008, 08:06 AM
I think it's kind of weird how the two companies are competing for consumers when one of them is based in a country that doesn't even sell the other company's product

When and if the iPhone comes to Canada, I'm sure I'll see lots of them. But I wouldn't be surprised if, where I live in Waterloo a stone's throw from BlackBerry central, using an iPhone will be a little bit like driving a Toyota through Detroit in 1979. A lot of people around here depend on RIM's success for at least part of their livelihood, directly or indirectly. RIM is a major client of a lot of local businesses. Plus we all want that hockey team ol' Jim Balsillie is trying to buy for us. And I don't even watch hockey.

So I'm interested in this topic if only because I'm interested in if and how the competition will play out locally. It's a cultural studies thing for me. :)

brad.c
Jan 3, 2008, 09:20 AM
When and if the iPhone comes to Canada, I'm sure I'll see lots of them. But I wouldn't be surprised if, where I live in Waterloo a stone's throw from BlackBerry central, using an iPhone will be a little bit like driving a Toyota through Detroit in 1979. A lot of people around here depend on RIM's success for at least part of their livelihood, directly or indirectly. RIM is a major client of a lot of local businesses. Plus we all want that hockey team ol' Jim Balsillie is trying to buy for us. And I don't even watch hockey.

So I'm interested in this topic if only because I'm interested in if and how the competition will play out locally. It's a cultural studies thing for me. :)

Interesting perspective, although in a lesser parallel, I wouldn't have chaffed at using Quark in Ottawa back in the Corel days.

Orng
Jan 3, 2008, 11:03 AM
Interesting perspective, although in a lesser parallel, I wouldn't have chaffed at using Quark in Ottawa back in the Corel days.

Well you know, Michael Cowpland isn't nearly as lovable as Jim Balsillie. But if I recall correctly, his wife was.

Corel WordPerfect was a major piece in my "purge Microsoft from my life" days. I was Microsoft-free except for that operating system thing... Then i finally bought my first home mac and the first thing I had to do was get Microsoft Office. Ironic. :)