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July 18, 2010

RIM to Apple: Back off Steve

TECHNOLOGY - In the ongoing iPhone 4 connectivity problems scandal Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently tried to allude that the new BlackBerry SmartPhones have similar connectivity problems... comments which may even draw lawsuits.

In response RIM, the makers of BlackBerry, have issued a statement telling Steve Jobs to handle his own problems and not draw other companies into them with wild claims.

“Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation.”

“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,” reads a RIM statement.

Steve Jobs has nobody to blame but himself. He ignored the warnings of Apple’s senior antenna expert during the early design stages of the iPhone 4. He then attempted to cover up the problem and is now trying to allude his company isn't the only one with connectivity troubles.

If Steve Jobs wants to avoid lawsuits he should keep his big mouth shut. Jobs is already facing possible criminal charges due to backdating of stock options, defrauding Apple of approx. $20 million USD. The Apple Board of Directors is also being sued in a class action lawsuit by investors for $7 billion to recover money from securities fraud.

See Also
Apple`s Steve Jobs admits iPhone 4 is flawed
Shoddy iPhone 4 Design

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