Originally Posted by Cooper
So the flip phone is confirmed.
I've talked with some people about it and once mentioned they stayed tight lipped.
The only info I could get was it's rumour around the office that the reason a flip phone was made was because family members of CEO's (daughters and extended family) always wanted flip style phones, and therefore would refuse blackberry devices... so it was decided to make a flip phone because a market that they did not compete in would be open to them.
I still can't believe people would risk their careers leaking this stuff.
Now when somebody screws up by releasing information, they are demoted a pay rank for 6 months and after that they have to hope for a promotion back to their previous pay scale.
So no more losing your job immediatley, just living with the shame of knowing you got caught, and being on very thin ice.
I didnt need a leak to tell me that RIMM should make a consumer-friendly, cool looking flip phone. The market is there for RIMM to make this kind of device and has been there for 3-4 years. My only question is what took them so long?