CEOh-Snap! RIM Boss: Touchscreens Stink -- Let's iClone One!
Ah, comedy, thy name is Lazaridis!
What, you may ask, makes the CEO of Blackberry manufacturer RIM so knee slapping-ly funny? Deadpan Setups (on April 27th) like this:
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.”
Followed by absolutely killer punch-lines (on May 13th):
The BlackBerry Thunder, as it is codenamed now, (all you "reporting" on it as the Storm are incorrect) will launch in Q3 of this year. It is a full touchscreen BlackBerry — no slide out keyboard
Please. Ouch. My ribs. I can't take it...
Ahem... Okay. So, if RIM is now iCloning a touchscreen of their very own, is it really that Lazaridis and his friends can't type on a touchscreen, or that they just can't type?
(Would go a long way towards explaining those tic-tactiles, wouldn't it?)