BlackBerry RIM Co-CEOs response and statement vs. Apple
I know this info is a little bit late, but I want to post it here as I received this official statement form the RIM Co-CEO in response to the misleading comments by Apple in their July 16 press conference for the iPhone 4. I viewed some videos and read some articles and its funny that Apple pulling down other mobile phone brands with the issues that they are experiencing with the antennagate of the iPhone 4. i've used the BlackBerry before for months and I never encounter any problems with their antenna, and I can hold the phone in any way I want using both hands :)
“Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. 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 from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple."

- Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie