RIM's attempts -- plural -- to catch up to Apple in the smartphone space have been prima facie pathetic.
The Blackberry Bold was still-born as an iPhone lookalike without the touch-screen. Now Storm lacks WiFi. I mean, what are they smoking up in Waterloo?
We know that the high-profile master of gadget punditry, David Pogue, is a Mac-o-phile, but even still it is remarkable that here he has pulled no punches ...
Says the Pogue ...
I haven’t found a soul who tried this machine who wasn’t appalled, baffled or both. And that’s before they discovered that the Storm doesn’t have Wi-Fi. It can’t get onto the Internet using wireless hot spots, like the iPhone or other BlackBerrys.
... But wait, there's less.
It's been two years now since iPhone launched to define the usable smartphone market segment and it is entirely validating of Steve Jobs' talent that competitors can't get even close this many months along.
Message to RIM: do better.