Smartphone market is leaving Apple’s iPhone in its wake: BlackBerry CEO

You wouldn’t normally think of BlackBerry’s soft-spoken German CEO as a trash-talker, but Thorsten Heins has been getting more aggressive since the vendor launched the Z10 smartphone and the BlackBerry 10 OS in late January.

Since the launch, the Waterloo, Ont.-based vendor seems to have rediscovered a dose of its swagger. And in a recent interview with The Australian Financial Review, Heins had a few interesting observations about the smartphone market, and about rival Apple in particular.

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Among his comments? Recent launches from Blackberry and Samsing (the Galaxy S4) have the smartphone market leaving Apple in its wake, Apple’s interface was great but it’s now five years old, BlackBerry is better at multitasking, and BlackBerry will have 100,00 apps in its app store when the Z10 launches in the U.S.  later this week.

Source: BlackBerry chief upbeat (and the iPhone is old hat)

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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