Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO Research In Motion (RIM) Mocks Steve Jobs

The iPhone versus BlackBerry competition is starting to get personal, with Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie slicing apart Apple's criticisms of the Canadian smartphone maker.Steve Jobs bragged that Apple sold more iPhones than Research In Motion sold BlackBerrys in the most recent financial quarter.Balsillie, issued a lengthy statement on Tuesday, saying that Jobs gave […]

The iPhone versus BlackBerry competition is starting to get personal, with Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie slicing apart Apple's criticisms of the Canadian smartphone maker.

Steve Jobs bragged that Apple sold more iPhones than Research In Motion sold BlackBerrys in the most recent financial quarter.

Balsillie, issued a lengthy statement on Tuesday, saying that Jobs gave only "half a story." "We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple," Balsillie said.

He said the higher sales of Apple's iPhones don't add up because RIM's second fiscal quarter ended Aug. 28, while Apple's quarter was over at the end of Sep.

Here's the full statement:

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