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RIM fires back at Apple in response to the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” claim

Posted on 17. Jul, 2010 by .

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Not sure if you guys watched Steve’s press conference yesterday concerning the iPhone 4 Antenna issue..but before I go on, I want to point out that I’ve been using an iPhone 4 since launch day and have never experienced the bar drop. Let’s get to the point..Apple claims that most smartphones lose signal when holding them in a certain way..and showed some examples. Here’s where it gets fun. Apple claims that holding the Blackberry Bold 9700 in a certain way will make you lose signal…well let me tell you that i’ve been trying it since and nothing! zip! nada! no signal lose….but again, neither does my iPhone 4 lose bars so maybe my hands are “Antennagate” proof! Nonetheless RIM wasn’t too happy about those allegations and released an official statement:

“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

Guess we’re in for a nice AT&T-Verizon style saga!

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Weekly Scoop Review

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by .

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This week we launched our own BerryScoop Store providing you guys with both applications and accessories.  We also covered a lot of other great stories and are working on some for the next week that are even better.  Remember, you can use coupon code BScoopOpen to get 20% off any applications in the BerryScoop Store. […]

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Updated: WWDC Keynote To Include Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer? The Answer Is No

Posted on 27. May, 2010 by .

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Update: The official Microsoft Twitter account as just sent out a tweet stating that Ballmer is not speaking at WWDC after all.  PC lovers dreams crushed.  Moving on. There is some interesting news brewing out of the pre WWDC hype.  According to reports Microsoft’s own Steve Ballmer is set to present for 7 minutes during […]

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WWDC Keynote To Be Presented By Steve Jobs

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by .

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Exactly two weeks from now we will all be gearing up for the WWDC Keynote.  The same keynote that is expected to bring us the official announcement of the next-gen iPhone.  Following normal practices for new product announcements Steve Jobs will be presenting the keynote, which starts at 10am PST on June 7th.  Honestly I […]

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Jobs Explains his Distaste for Flash

Posted on 29. Apr, 2010 by .

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Today in Apple’s “Hot News” section, Steve Jobs decided to give customers and critics his “Thoughts on Flash” which turned in to much more than a few thoughts (Read Here). From the day the iPhone came out the lack of flash on the device that wants to replace your everything has been a sticking point […]

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