Originally Posted by bbswany
That's why I made a thread. I agree with JC about the iPhone and Thunder being rivals of sorts. RIM is going after Apple with that phone and if the Thunder is even a quarter of what a BlackBerry normally is, then the iPhone will have no chance.
What are you a Verizon marking executive? No chance? Can I have some of what you are smoking? While yes, the Thunder will be a hit, but just from reading some of the reactions here, many diehard BB users won't like it due to lack of a physical keyboard. Not to mention, just because it has a touch screen doesn't mean it will perform like an iphone. Nobody has seen how the UI will function. That is critical for a purely touch UI.
You may want to see this phone in action before writing the iphone obituary.