Broker: Sprint promised certain Tour sales to RIM in exchange for launch date near Verizon's
Commenting on RIM, Huang says that he expects the back half of 2009 to see more launches from BlackBerry including an October release of the Storm 2 and the Curve 8520. The Storm 2 will be a touchscreen device like the original Storm and will have mostly similar specs except that it should include Wi-Fi. The 8520 is supposed to replace the usual BlackBerry trackball with an optical trackpad. The analyst thinks that by replacing the easily worn down trackball, less money will be spent on warranty repairs which should widen RIM's profit margins.
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