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+ - CEO of RIM can't decide if iPhone is "dangerou

Submitted by noewun
noewun (591275) writes "Looks like Jim Balsille, co-CEO of RIM, can't get on message. According TFA, "[t]he co-CEO of Research In Motion Ltd., which makes the popular line of BlackBerry email devices, said in an interview at RIM's Waterloo headquarters that he's not losing sleep over Apple's efforts to upend the wireless market in much the same way as its wildly popular iPod music devices changed the way people acquire and listen to music."

Then, a few paragraphs later, he "is also intensely critical of what appears to be an effort by Apple to wrest control of the customer experience in the consumer market. For example, the iPhone is being sold through Apple's own stores, instead of strictly through AT&T Inc., which signed an exclusive U.S. deal with the computer maker. The phone is free of AT&T's logo and software and is tied closely to Apple's iTunes music store, which is where subscribers will need to go to activate their phones and browse rate plans.

"It's a dangerous strategy," says Balsillie. "It's a tremendous amount of control. And the more control of the platform that goes out of the carrier, the more they shift into a commodity pipe."

So, it's not a threat, but it's dangerous? Maybe this is CEO Speak for 'Competition? Waaaaahh!'"

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