And I'm a software engineer who has worked on creating several smartphones for more than one manufacturer.
So you admit you can't keep a job?
The Blackberry 8700 only qualifies as a feature phone. (It used J2ME; it doesn't allow native third party apps.)
So since it ran mobile JAVA instead of allowing applications to be programmed to directly access the hardware it is only a feature phone? Some would call that a security feature...and exactly what I expect from a security focused company. Anybody could write software for the 8700 and install it without carrier or manufacturer approval. In fact Android apps are running on DALVIK or ART which are just JAVA clones! So by your definition Android phones are not smartphones
A feature phone only allows applications be installed through the carrier or manufacturer...like the iPhone.
The more you post the less intelligent you sound. Just admit you didn't know Apple was involved so heavily with the ROKR and move on.