Slow day on Neowin?
I give credit where it's due. And Apple deserves a helluva lot. If it weren't for them we'd still be in the dark ages of tech. That of course isn't to say that some other company wouldn't have stepped in to innovate and implement like nothing else (history isn't inevitable), but I sure as hell don't see anyone even remotely in the same class as Apple today. Perhaps Google, or even Sony. But I don't have a Google 3G phone, nor an Google OS that's tops in design and usability, nor anything Sony that clearly differentiates it in terms of form and function from everything else.
This is AppleInsider. We support Apple, we're Apple fans. That isn't to say we can't vent and criticize once in a while. but overall, I think our enuthsiasm is well-warranted.
In light of the iPhone's achievements and the impact it has had on not just the industry but on tech as a whole, you'd be well within reason to be just a bit nonplussed by RIM's Q1 showing. Show me RIM sustaining this momentum through the Q4 home stretch, and then I'll tip my hat to them, and not just as a fellow Canadian. But even then I'll still use the bargain-bin argument because it'll likely be as valid then as it is now.