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Oh boy. There’s trash talking, and then there’s ‘somebody slow down on the meds for that guy’ trash talking. The co-CEO of RIM (makers of Blackberry devices) is falling well into the latter category in his latest pronouncements on his company’s still-unreleased tablet called the Playbook.
Invigorated by RIM’s better-than-expected results, Balsillie touted RIM and the PlayBook as superior to Apple in a several minute rant during the company’s earnings call, Silicon Alley Insider reports. Balsillie’s comments were in response to a question from JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall, who asked what RIM’s plans were to get ahead of Apple and Google in the market.
"I think the PlayBook redefines what a tablet should do," said Balsillie, who believes the market will shift away from "a proprietary SDK and unnecessary apps," presumably a reference to Apple’s iOS and App Store, to "web fidelity and tool familiarity."