RIM co-CEO Slams Apple's 'Distortion Field'

Research in Motion's co-CEO Jim Balsillie has lashed out at Apple for claims made by its CEO Steve Jobs during a conference call with analysts.

In the conference call, Apple CEO Steve Jobs had told analysts that Apple had sold 14.1 million iPhone during the third quarter, while RIM shipped only 12.1 million in the same time frame.

He had also said that RIM had a long way to go before it caught up with Apple and added that 7 inch iPad rivals will be "dead on arrival" as they were not capable of satisfying consumer needs, unlike the iPad, which apparently does.

However, in a blog post, Balsillier criticised Apple for creating a "distortion field" and that Apple users will soon wise-up to the farce Steve Jobs has been feeding them.

“For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field, we know that 7 inch tablets will actually be a big portion of the market and we know that Adobe Flash support actually matters to customers who want a real web experience,” he wrote.