Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry maker Research in Motion fired back Tuesday in a war of words with Apple Inc.
Co-CEO Jim Balsillie sliced apart Apple's criticisms of his company, issuing a lengthy statement aimed at Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
A day earlier, Jobs bragged that Apple sold more iPhones than RIM sold BlackBerrys in the most recent financial quarter.
Balsillie said 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 can't be compared because RIM's fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 28, while Apple's quarter was over at the end of September.