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.”
Mr. Lazaridis thinks that e-mail-dependent BlackBerry owners
demand the reliability and tactile feedback of a keyboard.