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Catching Them by Surprise

December 28, 2010 0:28:50.905

Apparently, the launch of the iPhone back in 2007 caught RIM (and Microsoft) utterly by surprise:

The iPhone "couldn't do what [Apple was] demonstrating without an insanely power hungry processor, it must have terrible battery life," Shacknews poster Kentor heard from his former colleagues of the time. "Imagine their surprise [at RIM] when they disassembled an iPhone for the first time and found that the phone was battery with a tiny logic board strapped to it." Friends who were Microsoft employees at the time were also said to have had a similar reaction.

It's amazing to me that Apple managed to launch with so many of their competitors stunned.

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