“How’s RIM’s iPhone-killer BlackBerry 9000? Not bad! So says Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry.com, who managed to get his paws on a way-before-release test unit from eBay,” Dan Frommer reports in an article headlined, “RIM’s iPhone Killer: Not Terrible! But No iPhone” for Silicon Alley Insider.
“Obviously, the new BlackBerry is no iPhone — it lacks Apple’s powerful OS X, its multi-touch display (no touch screen, period) and its super-simple user interface,” Frommer reports.
“And that iPhone-lookalike silver band around the edges? Michaluk says it’s plastic, not metal,” Frommer reports. “Cheap-o!”
Frommer reports, “But that’s okay. From what we’ve seen so far, this is the best iPhone-wannabe yet.”
Full article here.
RiM must be very proud.
You can judge the distance behind and overall cluelessness of iPhone’s future roadkill by the amount they copy the iPhone’s exterior… This ceaseless quest to dress up antiques in Apple veneer is pathetic and sad. – SteveJack, MacDailyNews, March 29, 2008
RIM BlackBerry 9000 User Interface:
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