Although this article doesn' mention SPRINT.
I'd bet that RIM reports a better than expected quarter. That should rouse the stock from its decline; it'll prime the market for the release of the Blackberry 8700 in Verizon stores and the new sales that'll generate. A Trade Ripens in Blackberry Maker
How important is for SPRINT to get at least a share of the BB 87xx series launch?
How much "negative impact" will this have for SPRINT/NEXTEL wireless-business division if VERIZON gets a FULL (6 months or whatever time) exclusive as when the 7130e?
I think that if this happens.. A lot of customer will jump ship to T-Mo & CINGULAR (because of BB STEALTH ... media, memory expansion, camera etc.) and of course to Verizon because they will have the only full qwerty upgrade xclusive for those long time BB 7250 users.
What do you guys think?