Didn’t take long for this kind of talk to start. One of America’s biggest news sources, Bloomberg, is pitting the BlackBerry 8800 against the iPhone, saying that the 8800 is RIM’s preparation for Apple’s rival device (and what an exciting battle it will be). Nice to know we’ve got a good leader who’s standing firm in his dockers.
“Anyone is free to come into this sector and try to compete,” Balsillie said. “This is a rapidly growing space.” His Waterloo, Ontario-based company’s latest product is aimed more at corporate clients than the iPhone, he said.
“The idea of competition has really been quite constant in our world,” Balsillie said today in an interview at the 3GSM conference. “We’re quite convinced that our leadership position is poised to extend.”
Check out the full story on Bloomberg here.