Cable & Telecom

RIM fires back at Apple over reception allegations

IS APPLE INC. trying to deflect criticism of its new iPhone 4 antenna design by claiming that all smart phones suffer reception problems?  Executives at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) seem to think so. RIM's co-chief executives issued a statement late Friday defending the BlackBerry's design, and calling Apple's approach to dealing with the iPhone 4's antenna issue “unacceptable”.“Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable”, reads the statement from Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. “Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention...