Thursday, June 26, 2008


July 7, 2007:

WATERLOO–If Jim Balsillie is concerned about the arrival of Apple Inc.'s much-hyped iPhone, he's doing a good job of keeping it to himself.

The 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.

In fact, Balsillie said he couldn't even confirm whether anyone at RIM's sprawling campus has managed to get their hands on an iPhone, which went on sale in the United States a week ago amid a torrent of media coverage.

"I haven't seen one," he volunteered with a shrug of his shoulders and a bored expression.

"It's possible, I guess. I mean, you watch these things, but you really have to just focus and do your job."

Focus and denial can bear a strange resemblance Jim. RIMM investors, Munster Nation welcomes you with open arms.

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