So even though imitation is typically considered the sincerest form of flattery, when it comes to business it is usually frowned upon and possibly litigated. Some companies get away with it. Do you like copycats?
BlackBerry has been working very hard under new leadership. New handsets, top notch (second to none) security, innovation in the enterprise sector as well as automotive infotaiment systems while tying all this together into the most trouble-free end to end service for the consumer. From you to the world hassle-free.
Meanwhile, this is Apples big news for the fall. It would seem they are trying to flatter BlackBerry. (All ios quotes are directly from Apples Canadian website).
“iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever — for developers and everyone else. But that wasn’t the goal. We simply set out to create the most natural experience. Each enhancement has a purpose. Every new feature deserves to be a new feature. Each function is more considered, each next step is more eﬃcient. It all adds up to an even better experience — one that is pleasantly surprising at ﬁrst and becomes utterly indispensable before you know it.”
Well, well, well, lets see about that shall we?
All BlackBerry Quotes are directly from Blackberry’s website. This is what BlackBerry had to say about the new typing experience on a BlackBerry 10 device…. way back when.
“A keyboard that
takes the initiative
However you prefer to type, the BlackBerry® Keyboard is a fast learner. It learns your individual writing style and adapts to it, making personalized next-word suggestions. So whether you’re flicking words on to your touchscreen or making steam come off your QWERTY keys, you won’t be the only one leading from the front.”
Here’s is Apple’s announcement on their not-yet-released NEW OS
“iOS 8 predicts what you’ll likely say next.
No matter whom you’re saying it to.
Now you can write entire sentences with a few taps. Because as you type, you’ll see choices of words or phrases you’d probably type next, based on your past conversations and writing style. iOS 8 takes into account the casual style you might use in Messages and the more formal language you probably use in Mail. It also adjusts based on the person you’re communicating with, because your choice of words is likely more laid back with your spouse than with your boss. Your conversation data is kept only on your device, so it’s always private.”
Again, here we have BlackBerry in 2013
“A BBM experience that
keeps you in the loop
When the world seems intent on interrupting your flow, BlackBerry 10 has your back. With Instant Previews, you can preview incoming BBM, text and email messages from within any app so you never miss a beat. Just touch them to be taken directly to that message in the BlackBerry Hub, or respond to your BBM and text chats without leaving the app you are in. So whether you’re browsing the web or editing documents, you don’t have to leave what you’re doing to stay connected and responsive.”
……and Apple not-yet-released
“Interactive notiﬁcations let you stay focused while you stay in touch.
Take action on texts, email, calendar invitations, reminders, and even messages from apps like Facebook right from their notification banners — without leaving the app you’re in. Now it’s easy to quickly reply to important messages and keep doing what you were doing.”
Are you seeing the pattern here? Will the iPhone 7 have 1440 x 1440 screen and a “unique” keyboard that doubles as a trackpad? Are they going to start using batteries that will last the day? More importantly will people have finally seen through all the smoke and mirrors to the copycats left in the dust long ago by the company that actually cares about and listens to its customers