RIM responds to Apple’s “it’s not just iPhone” claim, antennas work on Blackberries

Today was the big day that Apple held an out of the blue press conference in response to the growing criticisms of its new iPhone 4 antenna. After Apple said that the iPhone 4 is not the only phone with an issue of signal loss while gripping the phone via the ‘death grip’, they showed video demos of other phones doing the same. RIM was on of the victims in Apple’s attack. As you can imagine, RIM was none too happy about a Blackberry be shown as one of the phones with an antenna issue. So in response to Apple, here is what RIM had to say…

“Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”

– Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

I must admit, it is hard not to have a huge grin on my face while reading that. As much as we deep down want these companies to be friends and live in peace, there is a small war going on and it seems to be growing. The only true outcome of Apple’s event is that they have made more enemies than friends. So how about it Blackberry users, are you guys having this problem?

[Via Crackberry]

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About Daniel Rodriguez
I am 22 years old, I am a little bit new to writing but I love it and I am addicted to gadgets, whether it be Phones, PC's, OS's. Software. I love it all!

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