Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Posted by Mike Temporale in "Smartphone News" @ 04:00 AM
"As CTIA kicks off in Las Vegas today, Research In Motion announced that they will be shipping a new version of the infamous BlackBerry. This new version will essentially be the same as the Pearl, but running Microsoft's popular Windows Mobile. Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer at RIM said "We expect this device to ship in RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products by mid-summer enalbing thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® with Windows Mobile wireless platform to their employees."
I'm not that up to speed on the Pearl and its features, but it sure looks like a nice phone. I image there has to be a pretty powerful processor in that device, and it's pretty thick for a non-touchscreen device. It will be interesting to see what RIM can do in the way of battery life. If everything else is equal, I wonder how the battery life will change between the two versions? I don't know about you guys, but this could be my first Blackberry!