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Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs
News Limited ^ | October 20, 2010 | AFP

Posted on 10/20/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT by SubGeniusX

ANADA'S Research In Motion has fired back at Apple's Steve Jobs over his claims that the iPhone is outselling the Blackberry and that 7-inch tablet computers have no future.

"We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple," RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said in a blog post responding to the comments made on Monday by Jobs.

Jobs, speaking to financial analysts during a conference call, dismissed 7-inch tablets as "tweeners" saying they were "too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad".

He suggested makers of 7-inch screens "include sandpaper so users can sand down their fingers" to be able to tap onscreen keys.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; blackberry; headlines; napl; rim; stevejobs
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interesting....

oh yeah and then there is the headline

1 posted on 10/20/2010 6:28:55 PM PDT by SubGeniusX
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To: SubGeniusX

I was gonna say ... RIM Jobs, Seven inches ... sheesh!

Thailand?


2 posted on 10/20/2010 6:30:27 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: SubGeniusX

seriesly?


3 posted on 10/20/2010 6:30:27 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: SubGeniusX

Yes, there is that.

Why am I here, anyway?


4 posted on 10/20/2010 6:30:37 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SubGeniusX

maybe some of female posters can render opinion on this....


5 posted on 10/20/2010 6:31:15 PM PDT by njslim
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To: ShadowAce

ping


6 posted on 10/20/2010 6:32:39 PM PDT by SubGeniusX (Rule #34...No Exceptions.)
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To: njslim

Mrs Dariusbane agrees. She tells me that every single night.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:26 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: njslim

Is that 7 inches in length or 7” in circumference? The latter may be more important.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:56 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: SubGeniusX

A lamentable headline.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:35:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: njslim
I could tell you what my wife says, but that would probably be inappropriate.

But then again I'm a big red blooded American boy.

10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:35:45 PM PDT by 103198
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

This is HUGH!!!


11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:36:49 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SubGeniusX

If it’s less than nine, it just doesn’t film well.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 6:38:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

‘specially in HD....


13 posted on 10/20/2010 6:40:07 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SubGeniusX

it might get the job done... but it won’t deliver nearly the same... customer satisfaction

:)


14 posted on 10/20/2010 6:45:20 PM PDT by sten
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To: mylife
A lamentable headline.

Heck, I thought this was a "Gun Talk" thread about barrel length of heavy, large caliber revolvers.

15 posted on 10/20/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: mylife
A lamentable headline...

I do not think that word means what you think it means ...

I think the word you meant to use was AWESOME

16 posted on 10/20/2010 6:47:25 PM PDT by SubGeniusX (Rule #34...No Exceptions.)
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To: Constitution Day; Rebelbase; martin_fierro

17 posted on 10/20/2010 6:47:57 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

IllumiNaughtyByNature...HUH??...and your tagline reveals top-secret quantum mechanics... ;-)>


18 posted on 10/20/2010 6:50:25 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SubGeniusX
I own the BlackBerry Tour, and 2.6 inches has always been enough for me.

Wait, we are still talking about screens, right? ;-)

19 posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:06 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: stainlessbanner

LOL!


20 posted on 10/20/2010 6:55:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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