The National Post managed to get an interview with Jim Balsillie and ask him a few questions about the Storm and how it measures up to the iPhone. They did not make it into the original mention but they did catch them in a follow up.
Jim stresses that a reliable network, battery life, & good input device is what makes or breaks a phone. I agree since the iPhone has problems with AT&T, has a shoddy battery, though some people swear by the iPhone keyboard.
I think his main point is stressed in the paragraph below:
…And third, it’s the BlackBerry. It’s secure, it’s scalable, it’s global, it’s push, it interfaces with all the different, you know, Windows media … Apple iTunes, online music services, video, TiVo, social networking, MySpace, Facebook, we’re licensed on all five instant messaging environments, we do up to 10 e-mail, we do enterprise secure, we do web services enterprise and non-enterprise. It’s a BlackBerry … You can have your cake and eat it too. That’s the power of it.
Check out the rest of the follow up at this link.