Google, RIM respond to Steve Jobs' comments during Apple's conference call
0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2010, 19:04 posted on
Andy Rubin, representing Google and Android, and RIM co- CEO Jim Balsillie, each responded to Steve Jobs' tirade yesterday during Apple's conference call...
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1. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
Steve Jobs is an egomaniacal fuck.
2. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Damn.... Say what you want, but if yo listen to the audio, Steve actually makes some really good points.
4. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
"For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field" So you must live within Apple’s distortion field...
5. messiah (Posts: 434; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
Actually I would disagree a bit here about him making sense. Yes ios is the same across the board. And android is fragmented. However this allows for personal preference to play a larger part. I don't want my phone to look act and feel the same like everyone elses mobile device as much as I don't want to dress talk and walk like Steve Jobs. I like freedom. And his number quotes of activations and apps... sure apple might be doing fifteen percent more in a quarter..... but android is less than half the age of iPhone ios. So that eighty five percent android's is taking from Apple is a triumph achievement for any company to claim. To be accepted by so manly designers developers and customers so quickly is nothing shy of TOTALLY aggravating to apple. Apple doesn't like to be second or second guessed..... too bad on both a counts. This holiday will be a major sign if things to come. This holiday season and its quarter will have a mind blowing revelation. Android will blow Apple away. For all the fans and all The haters, don't worry. We will all see how this unfolds in two months. May the best os win.
6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
I agree. To a communist leader, everything "works" better if done their way. If they have only one way of doing things, that is the "best" way.
14. Nobody (unregistered)
No, silly, you actually have to listen to the audio for the rant he did, not the Hitler inauguration speech... or, wait, is there a difference? Right, never mind, you're right.
3. messiah (Posts: 434; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
Too bad JOBS isn't upside down more often..... would help him see things differently, perhaps from a customer's point of view...
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Rubin's reply kicked ass. Geeks everywhere probably cheered when they read his response. The fragmentation of android is one of its strengths; for instance, I wouldn't want Samsung's skin over Android, and many people have an irrational (in my opinion) hatred for Blur. Then there is also Sense UI, which I don't have a personal taste for but which even I can agree is a nice skin over the OS. The bottom line: there is choice. Jobs's rant smacks of desperation because the OS he and Apple laughed off as a soon to be dead competitor has grown to threatening levels, and RIM continues to outclass Apple in its reputation with business use.
10. Guesticle (unregistered)
14.1million iphones sold last quarter does not equal to 275,000 iphones sold a day
13. htc incredible (unregistered)
Part of his 275k is ios devices meaning ipod,s lol.
11. Eingild (unregistered)
What's with Steve Jobs? He keeps on attacking their competitors even though Android and RIM is not attacking Apple unless the latter do so. Personally, pointing out the flaws of others to stress the advantage of their product over the competitors is not so professional. Shame on Steve Jobs. Oh by the way Sir, your so called iPhone, iPod and iPad have the same UI throughout. It's like removing a phone functionality or increasing the size or some sort of physical enhancements housing the same content no matter much you stress that you are presenting the world a new innovation.
12. JohnBFTL (unregistered)
I am really starting to believe that all the chemotherapy that Steve Jobs went through gave him brain damage. The man has no concept of reality. How can he possibly believe that his 10" iPod Touch can hold a candle to tablets that will function on the web with full flash support? By the way Mr. Jobs, you did not invent the tablet market. Toshiba and HP had tablets 6 years ago. Once again, just like the iPod was "the original MP3 player," or the iPhone was "the original smartphone," the iPad being the original tablet is a load of garbage.
I have a great idea! Instead of spending a couple of weeks developing a new product, or should I say, repackaging the same product with a new casing and one or two new features, the spend the next 11 months advertising and hyping it up, how about taking your time to design something new? spend those 11 months working on the new product and those few weeks running an ad campaign. Maybe instead of saying, "This product is going to revolutionize everything said market," say, "hey, this is our newest, coolest product. Enjoy!" Face it old man, at this point your products are about as revolutionary as a car stereo with a cassette player. One by one, the big Green Wolf is taking all your sheep.
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