| | 07-16-2008, 09:00 AM Thread Author #11
Hah, this had 88 views with no replies. I realized after I made it that RIM had already come up with the "Be Bold" tagline. The "old" part was mostly tongue-in-cheek. Yes, the "new" iPhone is only a few days old, but the iPhone itself isn't.
The Bold will be the newest, most capable smartphone available, much closer to the iPhone's media capabilities than the iPhone is to the BlackBerry's messaging capabilities. It has a better, if not smaller, display, native iTunes sync, and more. The iPhone still kicks booty as a media and internet device, and multitouch on its huge screen is fantastic.
I don't really see these as competing devices, still, because they each excel in each other's weak spots. People will choose based on their priorities. The Bold is, however, closing the gap. The 9500 promises to potentially erase it altogether and be a true competitor to the iPhone. I think it's a poor decision on RIM's part to make it exclusive to Verizon, especially given Verizon's propensity to cripple devices and nickel-and-dime its customers to death.
I don't know about the scale of the photo. I ganked it from an old blog entry here on CB and made a quick and dirty edit with SnagIt! Editor.
Thank you to those who appreciate the effort. It is an exciting time to be a phone geek!
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