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Quotation

To think that I’ll finally be able to really multitask on my phone, that I’ll be able to actually handle files like a grown-up, view complete websites, plug it into a tv, connect it to any computer, change the battery, add an SD card, use natural gestures to manoeuvre between all those overlapping features is just going to be amazing. I’ve got a strong feeling that going back to the iPhone after that will be like going back to a cassette tape player.

— An iPhone user, explaining why he’ll be making the switch to a BlackBerry 10 phone.