iPhone is Outdated; Iran is Suing Hollywood!

iPhone is Outdated; Iran is Suing Hollywood!

BlackBerry Boss Says iPhone is Outdated

If he was looking for a David versus Goliath type battle, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has found one.

This week he slammed rival Apple for continuing to produce the iPhone, which he described as ‘old’ and ‘outdated’.

In particular, he panned what he claimed was the iPhone’s inability to perform real multitasking, contrasting it with the BlackBerry, which he said is a true multi-tasker.

If he wants to get the online world talking about his phones then this is certain a good move. Any publicity is good publicity, right?

BlackBerry has suffered badly in recent years and made a last ditch effort at a comeback in January. The hope is to regain traction and market share as a relevant brand in the $400 billion (RM1.2 trillion) mobile devices market.

However, its first new phones including the Z10 and Q10 haven’t been quite the hits Thorsten had hoped.

Still, they’re better than iPhones. Right, Thorsten?

Watch Your Back, Ben Affleck: Iran is Suing Hollywood!

Perhaps taking their cues in absurd litigation from the likes of Anwar Ibrahim or Sulu ‘Sultan’ Jamalul Kiram III, Iranian state lawyers have been busy lately.

According to a story that ran on Iran’s Isna news, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre said she has been retained to show those Hollywood producers that Iran is not going to tolerate their films any more.

“I’ll be defending Iran against films that have been made by Hollywood to distort the country’s image, such as Argo,” she said.

Coutant-Peyre, coincidentally the wife of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, AKA Carlos the Jackal (whom she also represents in court), said that a number of senior Iranian officials, including Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, the Minister for Culture, were concerned about various movies and their depiction of the country.

Argo and films such as 300 have sparked ire, along with more surreal inclusions such as The Wrestler and the obscure Sally Fields vehicle Not Without My Daughter.

“I think the fact that Michelle Obama awarded Argo‘s Oscar has intrigued and magnified their suspicions about the involvement of politicians in making such movies,” explained Omid Memarian, a New York-based journalist.

Quite how Iran plans to sue a disparate collection of cast and crew remains a mystery. But at least it’ll make a good headline back home.