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Old 08-15-2009, 02:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
This was RIM's first (and hopefully last) foray into the touch-screen only world. IMHO, they got away from what is their bread and butter - superb email handling - to chase the iPhone. RIM should stick with what they know and ignore the iPhone craze. The market is huge enough for them and Apple and several others to all have monster hits and continue to thrive. BlackBerrys have physical keypads. Always have, always should. The Storm is a niche product and is not indicative of the general BlackBerry experience.
Strongly disagree! Sitting on ones laurels is what nearly killed Palm [the jury is still out, it still may die] Touch screens are the future and every manufacturer are doing them. Not everyone gets it right on their first try and RIM rushed this product out for Verizon. And yes RIM does need to chase the iphone. RIM may be the king of business user now, but Apple is slowly, but surely making in roads into that market. And if RIM isn't careful, they may lose the market they help define.
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