Leaked Photos of Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder

April 27, in an interview with The New York Times for a story on RIM’s competition with the iPhone:

There’s a reason that R.I.M. is averse to the iPhone’s glass pad. “I couldn’t type on it and I still can’t type on it, and a lot of my friends can’t type on it,” says Mike Lazaridis, R.I.M.’s co-chief executive and technological visionary. “It’s hard to type on a piece of glass.”

Perhaps he’s starting to get the hang of it. (Also: dig that Comic Sans.)

Also, two paragraphs down in the same Times story:

Indeed, two independent developers writing software for coming R.I.M. devices say that a touch-screen BlackBerry is in the works, and that R.I.M. engineers privately refer to it as the A.K. — for “Apple Killer.”

Monday, 14 July 2008