RIM Calls Out Apple… That Didn’t take Long

The fallout over the decision by Apple to say “it’s not just us” when it comes to the antenna issue has drawn a swift rebuke from Research In Motion. The Boy Genius Report posted their statement this morning. Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

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.

RIM has a point. What Apple in their press conference needed to say “we screwed up and we’re sorry.” But what they did instead invited this sort of response from RIM and others. I fully expect others to be adding fuel to the fire in the next few days. If Apple really wants to make this issue go away, then they have to fix this issue, take responsibility for it, and not point fingers at others.

Sucks to be them.

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