Originally Posted by blakeatl
I still say as I did weeks ago....why not just create cases for the phone and not put out a new phone with a different color.
If RIM did that, then they couldn't make the new phone sales. Yeah, if they market the cases, they will get those sales initially, but pretty soon, there will be numerous aftermarket rip-offs (which isn't a bad thing), that would be taking most of those case profits. All in all it adds up to a numbers game. RIM is doing what every corporation does, looking out for its profits (again, not a bad thing).
But for now, anyone who wants a different color pearl will have to buy a new one, paint their existing one, or get a colored hard case to go over their existing one (which I wouldn't mind doing for mine).