Balsillie on the Storm: a “marvel of engineering”

National Post reporter and tech genius David George-Cosh had a conversation with RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie who said the BlackBerry Storm is a “marvel of engineering”. For the full story visit here. Also, here are a couple questions from the interview about the comparison of the Storm and iPhone:

Q: How does the BlackBerry Storm square up to the iPhone?

A: The element of the BlackBerry engineering is key. It’s reliable network, long battery life and, of course, the tactility and intuitiveness of the input. That’s what people want.

Second of all, is it a carrier set of platform surfaces or [not]? In Apple’s case, it’s iPhone. We believe in the BlackBerry services being part of the carrier set of platform services with all the leveraging of carriers of channel and leverage of the carriers service capability and value addedness.

And third, it’s the BlackBerry. It’s secure, it’s scalable, it’s global, it’s push, it interfaces with all the different, you know, Windows media … Apple iTunes, online music services, video, TiVo, social networking, MySpace, Facebook, we’re licensed on all five instant messaging environments, we do up to 10 e-mail, we do enterprise secure, we do web services enterprise and non-enterprise. It’s a BlackBerry … You can have your cake and eat it too. That’s the power of it.

In addition, here is the promo video that launched earlier this week:

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