Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 26th 2013 Contents The Honourable Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration and Member of Parliament for
Moruga/Tableland, Clifton De Coteau, centre, and award winners. PHOTO: ELIJAH KHAN
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TORONTO---Apple's iPhone is outdated,
according to the chief executive of Black-
Berry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.
Thorsten Heins made the comment last
Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed
launch of the new touch-screen BlackBerry
in the United States.
AT&T began selling the Z10 touch screen
BlackBerry last Friday, more than six weeks
after RIM launched the devices elsewhere.
Heins also told The Associated Press that
a new keyboard version of the BlackBerry
won't be released in the US until two or
three months from now.
He previously said it would be eight to
ten weeks, but now he's saying it could be
delayed an additional two weeks.
Both the touch-screen and keyboard mod-
els are part of RIM's attempt at a comeback
after the pioneering brand lost its cachet
not long after Apple's 2007 release of the
Heins said a lack of innovation at Apple
has left iPhone's user interface outdated.
He noted iPhone users have to go in and
out of applications and the device doesn't
allow for multitasking like the new Black-
Berry Z10 does.
"It's still the same," Heins said of the
iPhone. "It is a sequential way to work and
that's not what people want today anymore.
They want multitasking."
RIM's new software allows users to have
multiple applications open like on a desktop,
he said, noting that with BlackBerry you
don't have to close an application to check
"We're changing it for the better because
we're allowing people to peak in the hub,"
Heins said the iPhone was revolutionary
five years ago, but he said it's now "just
kind of sitting there."
Apple spokesman Natalie Kerris declined
But the delay in selling the new keypad
BlackBerry, called the Q10, complicates
RIM's efforts to hang on to customers tempt-
ed by the iPhone and a range of devices
running Google Inc's Android operating sys-
tem. Even as the BlackBerry has fallen behind
rivals in recent years, many BlackBerry users
have stayed loyal because they prefer a phys-
ical keyboard over the touch screen found
on the iPhone and most Android devices.
But the temptations to switch grow with
each additional delay, despite favourable
reviews for new system.
Heins said the Q10 keyboard version
BlackBerry is just not ready yet and said
part of the reason is out of his control.
"It's our job to deliver the right software
package and the right software quality to
the carriers," he said. "Then it is on the car-
riers to decide how intense they want their
testing cycle to be and that really can range
from a few weeks to three months."
US carriers reportedly haven't made test-
ing a priority because RIM, which is based
in Based in Waterloo, Ontario, has dramat-
ically lost market share. The US has been
one market in which RIM has been partic-
ularly hurting, even as the company is doing
well overseas. According to research firm
IDC, shipments of BlackBerry phones plum-
meted from 46 per cent of the US market
in 2008 to two per cent in 2012. The iPhone
and Android now dominate.
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone outdated
Following up on the Incentive
awards Distribution at the Ministry
of National Diversity and Social Inte-
gration's Office in Port-of-Spain, the
Honourable Clifton De Coteau gath-
ered with some of the South school
representatives at his Constituency
Office in Petit Café, Indian Walk, on
Awards for Participation in Carnival
2013 were presented to the principals
and representatives of the following
schools: Princes Town Presbyterian
School No 2, St Mary's Government
Primary, Santa Maria RC Primary, and
Fifth Company Baptist Primary.
A release said, as Member of Parlia-
ment for Moruga/Tableland and Min-
ister of National Diversity and Social
Integration, De Coteau has made recog-
nition and contribution of these rural
and somewhat marginalised schools to
the culture and heritage of this nation
He shared his conviction that regard-
less of where someone came from, they
can go anywhere.
"The contribution of these schools
to Carnival 2013 cannot go unrecog-
nised," he said.
"Talent exists in all of our country,
and it is our duty to discover and nur-
ture it...the next Minshall could be
from Moruga or Mayaro or Icacos just
like our gold medallist from Toco."
De Coteau encouraged the principals
and other members of administration
to continue to holistically develop the
children of our nation and to foster
patriotism, unity in diversity and inclu-
sion in their hearts and minds for they
are indeed our future.
De Coteau presents Carnival 2013 awards to South schools
Heins said the company has to regain market share
in the US for BlackBerry to be successful.
"You got to win here to win everywhere else," he
said. "That's just the way it is. We've lost market
share quite a bit, to put it mildly, and we absolutely
need BlackBerry 10 to turn us around." (AP)
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