Research in Motion co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis didn’t actually say that the iPhone keyboard sucks, however, he did say, “The iPhone has severe limitations when it comes to effortless typing.”

“Big Mike” does bring up a valid point, but, so would anyone who came back at him with, “What about the BlackBerry 8800?”, but I digress.

Lazaridis, did, however, tell European reporters that “Apple undeniably accelerated the drive to smart phones. It educated the consumer to the benefits of these types of phones. We saw our sales go up with AT&T after the iPhone came out.”

So, Lazaridis isn’t really impressed with the iPhone, however, he is grateful to Steve Jobs for hyping the thing up as much as he did.