BlackBerry Never Had a Chance: Mobile Innovation Is Over

The BlackBerry is all but dead. On Monday, the Canadian smartphone maker told the world it will finally take itself private, which barely registers as news. The most surprising thing is that the company held on so long.

via Pocket http://www.wired.com/business/2013/09/blackberry-mobile-stagnation/

If Samsung copied Apple…

apple-vs-androidA typical conversation between an Apple fan boy and an Android fan boy

  • Apple Advocate: Samsung COPIED the iPhone completely!
  • Me: So a Samsung Galaxy Series phone works just like an iPhone?
  • AA: YES!
  • Me: So I get the same experience with Samsung that I get with Apple?
  • AA: No. Android sucks, Samsung phones are horrible to use!
  • Me: So Apple’s phones suck and are horrible to use too?
  • AA: NO! Apple’s phones are awesome.
  • Me: But I thought you said that Samsung copied Apple’s phones. How can that be, if they’re identical as you say?
  • AA: Uhhhh…
  • Me: Do Apple phones have LTE?
  • AA: No. You don’t need LTE, 3G EVDO is good enough!
  • Me: Do Apple phones have screens larger than 3.5 inches?
  • AA: No. 3.5 inches is enough for anyone.
  • Me: Does Apple offer a removable battery?
  • AA: No. Removable batteries are terrible!
  • Me: Is Android a comparable operating system to iOS?
  • AA: No. Android SUCKS!
  • Me: Does Apple make its phone with a plastic case and back?
  • AA: No. It’s all glass.
  • Me: Does Apple make a phone with an AMOLED display?
  • AA: No. Apple uses LCD, which is good enough.
  • Me: So, basically, what you’re saying is, other than the user experience, screen size, color, backplane, form factor, operating system, data speeds, look, feel and usability, the phones are exactly alike.
  • AA: YES! SAMSUNG COPIED APPLE!
  • Me: *shakes head*