Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie isn’t holding his tongue when it comes to his thoughts on Apple and it’s head man, Steve Jobs. When asked yesterday what at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco what he would say to Jobs if he were present, he shot back with, “You finally showed up.”
Balsillie went on to contrast the Blackberry approach to Apple’s when it comes to web apps. There may be 300,000 apps for the iPhone and iPad, but the only app you really need is the browser. “You don’t need an app for the Web,” he says, and that is equally true for the mobile Web. The debate over mobile apps versus the mobile Web.
Once again RIM’s leadership proves themselves to be clueless. The reason for apps, as opposed to just the plain web, is that most webpages don’t work well on a small screen. Web apps optimize web data in an easy to use format for the small screen.
RIM has never quite got the whole “Apps” thing and now they are making up BS to make people think you don’t need them.
with LTE and 4g speeds of 8 – 12 mbps, i think he has a very legitimate point. He never said you didn’t need apps, he just said you didn’t need a special SDK where you had to write a bunch of code for web experience.