RIM, Google, and TweetDeck Fire Back at Apple

Posted by Kallan Dahn Thursday, October 21, 2010

After comments made from Apple's CEO Steve Jobs, RIM decided to respond to allegations of not developing outside your comfort zone, and dismissing RIM's products as not being a major part of the market.  RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie issued the statement "for those of us who live outside of Apple's distortion field," Jobs comments missed the mark.  Balsillie also noted that customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple.  Balsillie also went on to note that Jobs has completely dismissed the 7 inch touch screen tablet that RIM is releasing as being inferrior to the iPad.  RIM wasn't the only company that decided to respond to comments.
Google's VP of Engineering and Android Cheif Andy Rubin used is first Twitter Tweet to respond to Job's allegations that Android is not an open software.  In his response he included links to everything needed to anyone to begin development.
TweetDeck CEO Iain Dodsworth came to the aid of Google as well after Job's blew out of proportion that Google's operating platform is a fragmented platform. 
"Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Errr nope, no we didn't. It wasn't," he wrote. Later he added, "We only have two guys developing on Android TweetDeck so that shows how small an issue fragmentation is."
Jobs seems to be desperately grasping at anything he can twist to a positive for the die hard Apple supporters.  Jobs has obviously started to feel the strain being put on him by Android in recent months, and it has become evident in recent months with the amount of attacking that he has been doing durring speaches in rencent months.

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