“Watching someone writing an email on a Storm is like watching an antelope trying to open a packet of cigarettes.”

Here’s a rumor I’d like to start: the Blackberry Storm is a sacrifice play. RIM is purposefully taking the risk of alienating some users for a greater defensive purpose, to reinforce the reflexive disdain many Blackberry users have to (the idea of) the iPhone’s keyboard. If they pick up a Storm it will only further convince them touchscreen keyboards are a farce and dissuade them from investing the few hours’ use required to become proficient with an iPhone.

I posted this in December 2008 during week 1815.

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