RIM's Laziridis hints at more touchscreens from RIM

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RIM's Laziridis hints at more touchscreens from RIM
Just a few weeks after the troubled launch of the BlackBerry Storm, we reported how RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie had proclaimed that handsets going out the door with bugs was the "new reality". The other side of the CEO bookends of the Canadian manufacturer, Mike Laziridis, had an equally disturbing quote. In an interview with Laptop Magazine, the executive was commenting on the problems RIM had with their first touchscreen device and said that no one gets it perfect out the door. Laziridis insisted that despite the buggy software and lagging response from the Storm upon its launch, the handset was thoroughly tested and he pointed out that it was his firm's first touchscreen unit, hinting at more to come.

The CEO also chided Apple about its inability to catch up to BlackBerry when it comes to push technology and that the 'Berry OS was made for multi-tasking from the start, without using up too much battery strength. He talked about the BlackBerry browser getting better and better toward the goal of bringing a full desktop experience to the mobile screen, pointing out that with the higher resolution displays on the newer models, there is no reason why the browser can't keep improving. The executive also said that the response to the new Apps World was "wildly positive" and said RIM is working with carriers to get them to handle the billing from the store instead of relying on PayPal.

source: Laptop Magazine

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8 Comments

1. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I've never heard apples CEO saying "our touchscreen phone sucks". I love my iPhone. Just wish it was on verizons network. Not so much I don't like att service, it's not half bad, just everyone I know has verizon and they are a little better in my area.

2. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

I wonder if phonearena is bias because they posted a quote that came out of RIM's CEO's mouth.

3. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Well that depends, did RIM pay for this post?

4. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL...I was thinking the same thing. Godfather biatching about phonearea Storm bias in 5..4..3..2..

5. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Now, I understand that Storm Blackberry Storm (and I would assume the Storm II) SureClick Technology is exclusive to Verizon in the States (please correct me if I'm wrong), but does that mean that they may have capacitive/resistive touchscreens on other models offered to other carriers in the States (IE AT&T, T-Mo and Sprint)?

6. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

The tech. is not exclusive to VZW, just the only phone that currently offers it. Once they implement the tech. into other phones, such as rumoroed Pluto(I think thats the name. theres so many of them) then other carriers will have it in some form. Based on what is rumored they are changing the tech. a little bit to TruePress and thats what will beon all future RIM devices

7. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

the title should read something more like this: "RIM's Laziridis hints at more EPIC FAILURES from RIM" :D

8. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

how many phones have you manufactured? oh, just wondering...

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