I don’t think US equipment is much better.
Microsoft *cough*backdoor*cough* Windows, for example.
Then again who can you really trust anyway?
There’s no point in listing who you don’t trust. That’s like making a firewall solely based on a blacklist. It makes no sense as it will never work.
It makes more sense, and is more efficient, to list only those you trust.
Frankly, in IT security, I don’t know any single human, I would trust to be competent enough, and to be on my side, at the same time.
You're right that Apple are behind RIM; but both Apple and RIM in turn are behind a whole load of other companies, with Nokia at number 1. Indeed the idea of this article discussing Google versus Apple in the phone market is rather laughable - they're both minor players, and it's of little consequence in the big picture. Yet Nokia are not even mentioned.