11-13-2005, 04:22 PM
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Well, my two cents worth. Now, I do not work for RIM or a carrier, these are just my ideas:
RIM would not want to bring out a higher end unit right away - it would dilute the impact (and cost recovery) of the 8700. However, I think what it could do are a few 'enhancements' over a period of time. My thoughts would be:
A docking cradle that allowed for attachment of full size keyboard and monitor (allowing users to use the browser, do their mail on a full size keyboard, etc).
And, I saved this for last as I'm likely to get flamed for it, how about a windows mobile version?
Think about it. If they offered this as a s/w upgrade to a high end model they could continue to sell h/w units but still cover the market growth and the potential threat from the Big M. Also, if large companies are concerned about M'soft and as M'soft starts to bundle the server side with the exchange server RIM could still play in that market.
Just my two cents worth. Any other ideas, anyone?