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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: SoldierDad

LOL. Just checking. Almond Joy has coconut - yuck. Congrats.


41 posted on 10/20/2010 9:01:08 PM PDT by Bronzy (Remember In November.)
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To: Bronzy

Well, I didn’t say it was something everyone would enjoy - LOL. Thanks for the congrats. I still can’t believe she’s put up with me this long.


42 posted on 10/20/2010 9:03:10 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

That’s not what she says...


43 posted on 10/20/2010 10:07:17 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: SubGeniusX; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Smiley - ROFL


44 posted on 10/21/2010 12:06:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SubGeniusX

When it comes to RIM / Jobs, 7” is a good start. Usually, only 8” or 9” will satisfy thoroughly.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 4:18:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Slings and Arrows

Eek for the X-Rated headline, but only if your mind runs toward that sort of thing. [cough]

Good thing too! Plenty of ROFL material here.


46 posted on 10/21/2010 4:34:50 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: TheOldLady

The headline writer HAD to have done it on purpose!


47 posted on 10/21/2010 5:55:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Absolutely no doubt about it.

Either that, or he’s been living in a nunnery all his life.


48 posted on 10/21/2010 5:57:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Lazamataz
When it comes to RIM / Jobs, 7” is a good start. Usually, only 8” or 9” will satisfy thoroughly.

According to Cartman's mom, the act in question has nothing to do with any body part having length.
49 posted on 10/21/2010 6:02:00 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: TheOldLady
Either that, or he’s been living in a nunnery all his life.

Hey, that doesn't sound too bad... ;^)

50 posted on 10/21/2010 6:03:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stainlessbanner

LMAO!!

What a title to log on to FR and see this morning. Jeez!


51 posted on 10/21/2010 6:05:29 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hubby and I went into a coffee shop in Marina del Rey, CA, when we were dating (mid-1970’s). My high-school heartthrob walked up to take our order, and we started talking. I was surprised to see him because my last knowledge of him was as a seminarian, which broke my heart when I was 16. It turned out that he got tossed for getting a nun pregnant.

So watch out for those nuns, Slings.


52 posted on 10/21/2010 6:09:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: aruanan
According to Cartman's mom, the act in question has nothing to do with any body part having length.

I'm talking about computers and smart phones. What were you talking about?

53 posted on 10/21/2010 6:12:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Slings and Arrows

640k aught to be enough.


54 posted on 10/21/2010 7:44:11 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: stainlessbanner

How about the ESPN headline in the week leading to the Arkansas-South Carolina game.

“Nutt Replaces Johnson With Dick Against Cocks.”

Houston Nutt-The Arkansas coach at the time
Robert Johnson and Casey Dick were the Arkansas QBs


55 posted on 10/21/2010 7:48:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 2)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Picture of the author...


56 posted on 10/21/2010 7:49:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Big Giant Head

Just for kicks. LOL! :)


57 posted on 10/21/2010 8:37:25 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL...good one dfwgator


58 posted on 10/21/2010 8:42:11 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: TheOldLady

Luckily, I have no designs upon the priesthood.


59 posted on 10/21/2010 9:39:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

He has a wife, you know...


60 posted on 10/21/2010 9:41:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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