According to reports, a "chosen few" visitors to 3GSM this week got to see something special behind closed doors and under blood-signed NDAs (okay, maybe they didn't sign in blood): a prototype 3G BlackBerry that RIM is working on for release sometime later this year. Word is that, unlike most current BlackBerrys, which are staid business-only devices, the new one will be more smartphone-like, with the ability to run multimedia files, display Office documents and edit PowerPoint presentations (sounds like the focus is still mostly on business). The new model is expected to show up sometime in the second quarter for around $400, which will position it to compete directly with most Windows Mobile and Palm OS smartphones. http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/0...ws-up-at-3gsm/
Not sure if this was already posted, but Q2 is right around the corner...