Design Inspiration: iPhone vs BlackBerry
Now with RIM all over the news, I wonder about BlackBerry’s design origin. I might have just found the answer while watching a video of Mike Lazaridis at All things D.
At about 2:07 minutes, Mike showcases a Playbook app (a scientific calculator?!?) Talk about a bad choice… why spend 600 bucks on a tablet to run it as a calculator? Anyway, that calculator reference reminds me of Texas Instruments.
Do you think calculators inspired the BlackBerry design? Notice how these earlier models had an engineering look-n-feel (especially with the orange power button). But the newer models (i.e. BlackBerry Bold) look less techy, and not a moment too soon.
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