RIM Still Won’t Acknowledge The iPhone’s Impact On BlackBerry [VIDEO]

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In an interview on BBC’s One Breakfast, RIM’s European managing director Stephen Bates was repeatedly asked what his company has learned from the iPhone in producing the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. However, Bates dodged the question over and over again, refusing to acknowledge the impact iPhone has had on BlackBerry in the past six years (via The Verge).

“RIM’s European managing director dodges the question over and over and over and over and over again, refusing to identify the iPhone.”

A video of Stephen Bates’ interview on the BBC’s ‘One Breakfast’ can be viewed here (for UK residents only). There’s also a poor quality version on YouTube video embedded below.

YouTube video

Update: for a further interview, listen to the audio below where RIM’s Stephen Bates also fails to acknowledge the iPhone: