BlackBerry recently launched their new BlackBerry 10 OS, and BlackBerry’s CEO obviously thinks that BlackBerry 10 is better than any other OS available, especially Apple’s as he has basically called Apple’s iPhone outdated.
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins had the following to say about BlackBerry 10 and Apple’s iPhone.
“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 were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that,” Mr Heins said.
“History repeats itself again I guess … the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.”
Mr Heins said one area that the new BlackBerry phones had surpassed the iPhone was in the ability to multi-task – running multiple apps at once – meaning that users could work in the same fashion on their smartphone as they liked to on a laptop.
It will be interesting to see if BlackBerry can make their new BlackBerry 10 OS as popular as Apple’s iOS and the iPhone, we suspect they may have a bit of work to do to make BlackBerry 10 devices as popular as the iPhone.
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