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I seriously don't mean to troll, but... It looks like an iPhone.



It looks nothing like an iPhone. There's a line above and below the screen, the call speaker is a completely different shape and size, the camera is in a radically different location, and it says, in big bold letters, Blackberry across the bottom. There's also no button on the front like the iPhone has.

Other than that, it has the general shape and design of an LCD panel. But don't pretend it looks like an iPhone when it doesn't.


It looks way more like an iPhone than what I have generally associated with the name Blackberry where half the device is a landscape screen and half of it a keyboard. I also think it's fair to say that the iPhone popularized the look of having the general shape and design of an LCD panel. While the comparison is certainly not black and white, I don't think it's fair to snarkily claim OP is pretending. I do think it's fair to say the new device has a similar overall shape and design as the iPhone. Watching the video review on the Verge I was also struck that they had chosen to go in a visual direction similar to iOS and Android rather than strike off in a new direction like Microsoft.


You can say it looks like a phone, but saying it looks like an iPhone specifically is just going too far in a time when every phone "looks like an iPhone".

I could say my new SUV looks like a Model T, because the Model T popularized the look of having a general shape and design of an SUV. My new car has a similar overall shape and design as the Model T, and I was struck by how Chevy chose to go in a visual direction similar to Ford and Chrysler rather than strike off in a new direction like Cessna.

Every smartphone looks like a smartphone.


duh. Couldn't agree more.


In a way that almost all devices now look similar to an iphone I guess. I've held the Z10 in my hand and it is definitely different.


The differences are evident when the phones are placed side by side http://assets.gearlive.com/blogimages/iphone-5-blackberry-z1...


I can't tell if this comment is satirical, and the picture doesn't help.


Haha I didn't mean it to be satirical, but I can see how it can be interpreted as such.


I hate to make this place more like Reddit, but that photo, combined with your comment was the funniest thing I've seen today!

On a more serious note, I think it illustrates the absurdity of the Apple vs. Samsung spectacle.


All modern smartphones look like an iPhone, just like all smartphones before the iPhone looked like a Blackberry. That's why the iPhone was such a monumental product--it shifted the entire industry.


As in slim black rectangle? What other shape or color would you suggest?


Plenty! Just compare the form factors many smartphone manufacturers were using before the iPhones. Now everyone tries to look like an iPhone.


Exactly. I just think it's funny after the Samsung spectacle the last time.




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