The company leader also downplayed the importance of touchscreen-only phones. While it’s important to give customers what they want, touch-only phones (like the iPhone) aren’t as popular anymore, Lazaridis argued. He claimed that most of the people who bought touchscreen-only phones in the past two years were going back to phones with hardware QWERTY keyboards, whether touch-enabled or otherwise. It’s those keyboards that made RIM “famous,” he said.
1. Actual Stats to back that up?
2. He can say shit like this as long as RIM keeps growing/stays No.1
3. Bet they release a touch only phone at some point