The Coming Apple-RIM Battle

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    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
  3. graymccarty macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    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
  4. Manatee macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    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.
  5. Orng macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2007
    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. :)
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    Interesting perspective, although in a lesser parallel, I wouldn't have chaffed at using Quark in Ottawa back in the Corel days.
  7. Orng macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2007
    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. :)

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