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

No, when it comes to rim jobs, length is what counts. Think Gene Simmons vs. Ron Jeremy.

Oh, and I really don't think this thread is going to be around very long so I might as well scrape the bottom of the barrel!

21 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:42 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: SubGeniusX
All prurient punning aside...I have an Asus netbook with a seven inch screen that I use as an ebook and it is more than big enough for that task and any other I wish to do on it.

Not a pad, true, but all the same in the screen department.

22 posted on 10/20/2010 7:06:56 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me your secrets, Bring me a sign, Give me a reason to walk the fire.")
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To: SubGeniusX

The headline of the month, at least!


23 posted on 10/20/2010 7:09:07 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: njslim

I don’t know what is exactly 7” because I have always been told how 6” looks.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 7:19:58 PM PDT by Bronzy (Remember In November.)
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To: SubGeniusX

Nice headline...:-/


25 posted on 10/20/2010 7:23:17 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: SubGeniusX

26 posted on 10/20/2010 7:31:38 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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27 posted on 10/20/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: stainlessbanner
I'll see you and raise you one.

Appropriate, given the Favre sexting scandal, too...

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Cheers!

28 posted on 10/20/2010 7:53:07 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; Drew68; SubGeniusX; Bronzy; martin_fierro
It's not the size of the screen, it's the motion of the mouse balls:

Abstract: Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)

Mouse balls are now available as FRU. Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method. Domestic balls are replaced using the twist-off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately.

It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction, and that any customer missing his balls should suspect local personnel of removing these necessary items.

To re-order, specify one of the following:

P/N 33F8462 - Domestic Mouse Balls

P/N 33F8461 - Foreign Mouse Balls

Cheers!

29 posted on 10/20/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SubGeniusX

...is that a Blackberry in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?


30 posted on 10/20/2010 8:00:00 PM PDT by FlyingFish
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To: SgtBob

And SERIES!!


31 posted on 10/20/2010 8:17:09 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SubGeniusX

Oh, hey, what’s 6 inches long and has 2 nuts???


32 posted on 10/20/2010 8:18:55 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad
a squirrel or chipmunk/
33 posted on 10/20/2010 8:20:07 PM PDT by sfimom (shift key on vacation again...)
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To: SubGeniusX
Seven Inch.... RIM... Job..

You know they had to do that on purpose...

34 posted on 10/20/2010 8:20:27 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: martin_fierro

I had to turn my porn filter off just to view this thread.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 8:23:59 PM PDT by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: SoldierDad

Have I met you? see post 24


36 posted on 10/20/2010 8:28:04 PM PDT by Bronzy (Remember In November.)
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To: Delta 21

No kidding. I thought this was an article about bawney fwank.


37 posted on 10/20/2010 8:28:48 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: SubGeniusX
Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo
38 posted on 10/20/2010 8:29:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 2)
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To: sfimom

No, silly. An Almond Joy. Sheesh!


39 posted on 10/20/2010 8:36:08 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Bronzy

Um, well, I just celebrated 30 years with my wife and soulmate, so probably not. By the way, the answer is an Almond Joy!!!


40 posted on 10/20/2010 8:40:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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