Ahh the fun of talking trash. When hearing stories like this I cannot help but to chuckle at the fact that no matter how many billions of dollars one makes, or how many products one sells, everyone enjoys talking a little trash. This does seem to be the case with Steve Jobs on a recent interview where he all but dismisses RIM’s ability to compete in the market, says that there is almost no one who can compete with them for real, and completely undermines the possibility that a 7″ tablet has any chance of survival.
RIM disagrees. In fact they appear to be dumping quite a bit of effort into their new 7″ model. They go on to claim that the 7″ models will be a leading force in this marketplace. While I disagree, (and quite honestly who cares about my opinion) so does Jobs.
It remains to be seen how far Apple is capable of taking this. While only time will tell there, I do think that any tablet sold moving forward may consider having an app that sends a thank you note to Steve for allowing this product to have a market in the first place.