Thursday, November 20, 2008

Apple on Top, Here Comes RIMM

The USA Today is making a stand on something thought impossible only months ago - that Blackberry's new Storm will make a meaningful dent in the new and powerful iPhone franchise.

"Storm costs $200 with a two-year contract after a rebate, same as the smallest-capacity iPhone. It has a better camera, works as a tethered modem (for an extra fee) and has expandable memory, voice dialing, multimedia messaging, support for Bluetooth stereo, copy-and-paste functionality and other features missing in the iPhone."

It's hard to bet against cool which makes this premise a difficult one. RIMM has a big corporate installed base, some of which must be ready and waiting for something cool to compete with their friends' iPhone.

At $200 a copy, it's a big market.

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