Analyst: "Bet Your Mortgage Payment" On a BlackBerry iPhone clone

Analyst: "Bet Your Mortgage Payment" On a BlackBerry iPhone clone

Summary: At least one technology analyst and consultant with extensive knowledge of BlackBerry marketing and device strategy over the years believes it's possible that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion could be working on a future device that resembles the iPhone."Nobody does industrial design as well as Apple does it today," Carmi Levy, senior vice-president of strategic consulting for AR Communications Inc.

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At least one technology analyst and consultant with extensive knowledge of BlackBerry marketing and device strategy over the years believes it's possible that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion could be working on a future device that resembles the iPhone.

"Nobody does industrial design as well as Apple does it today," Carmi Levy, senior vice-president of strategic consulting for AR Communications Inc., tells Chris Sorensen of the Toronto Star. "But you can bet your next mortgage payment that RIM's engineers are already working on the next design that mimics and probably leapfrogs the iPhone. That's the name of the game."

I'm sort of mind's-eyeing just what a BlackBerry with a design that "mimics" the iPhone might look like. Got any ideas?

Topics: iPhone, Mobility, BlackBerry

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  • Hidden keyboard

    I am wondering if they would design something with a keyboard hidden, that also has a touch screen like the iPhone. While I don't think I would ever get an iPhone, I feel Apple has done an excellent job with their interface and how things work together in the iPhone.
    jeremyckitching
  • As long as

    it is the engineers doing the designing, nothing will ever leapfrog the iPhone.

    When you get artists and sculptures doing the designing and tell the engineers to make the design work, then you may have a chance.

    But, rest assured, folks, that will never happen because a EE is absolutely convinced that the only person in the world who can do anything competently is another EE, regardless of the field of endeavor.
    frgough