Originally Posted by dualsub2006
As has been said, you guys hammer on the fact that the iPhone didn't have copy and paste and now you hammer on it because it does. Face facts folks, RIM is as much after the consumer user as Apple is. The Pearl, Flip and Curve are all aimed squarely at the consumer user. The problem that RIM has is that the equipment and the OS don't compare favorably with the iPhone in an awful lot of consumers opinions. The overwhelming majority of consumer Blackberry users are not loyal to RIM, they are after the current new shiny.
Throw in Apple's marketing muscle and regardless of what you think about them they sell a million or so phones in a weekend. RIM will never kill Apple and Apple will never kill RIM, but if Apple moves to additional carriers in the US RIM will lose the high end consumer battle once and for all. You know, the market where the Storm resides.
God help the RIM's consumer efforts if there is ever an iPhone Nano.
Agrees 100%. RIMs main advantage now in the consumer market is simply that it is available on all the networks. Absent that, it really isn't that great a consumer device.