Originally Posted by gadgetfanatic
If everyone with a 8700 (the target customer for the 8800) could upgrade their os to 4.2 around the same time that the 8800 was released you don't think it would have an adverse effect on sales of the 8800? Interesting theory buddy, very interesting.
Please don't call me buddy..No need to condescend to me.
The target customer is an 8700 user? That is where you are way off. the 8800 (both with the camera and without) is RIM's attempt at a multimedia device (just like the pearl)..RIM is not trying to convert 8700's...Upgrades definitely are part of their business model for the 8800, but the upgrades are the minority. Their BIG target is NEW USERS, users that would not go with a BB before because it lacked features.
We (the well educated, well versed blackberry aficionados) are in the minority, we represent about 3% of the ENTIRE blackberry market.