Originally Posted by Dubdub
Not really considering it is basically an entry level device.
I personally think it's dumb. RIM is pulling a Palm here. They are spending way, way, way too much money on products with some minor differentiation to market 'segments'. At first there was a Palm Pilot. Then at the end there was a Zire 22 for the entry level, Zire Z71 for the higher end consumer, The Tungsten, T2, T3 for the higher end..... and don't forget the ipod killin Lifedrive...... Right.
Pearl, Pearl Flip, Storm, Tour, Bold, Curve,..... How much capital is being blown on rediculous hardware variations in attempt to garner faux excitement around same device different form factor.
In this age of technology it is just a plain stupid and corporate suicide to build dumbed down products to try and have differentiation.
I said it in another thread RIM should have 2 products - keyboard and no keyboard. The look and feel [and capabilities] should be consistent across network carriers.
Focus on OS, apps, and user experience....