RIM planning next generation version of the BlackBerry Storm

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RIM planning next generation version of the BlackBerry Storm
According to Reuters, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that his company is planning a next-generation version of the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm. "We see this large and untapped consumer market," Balsillie said during a meeting with investors and equity analysts. The exec says that RIM is positioning the BlackBerry as more than just a business tool and he claims that half of the 25 million subscribers to RIM devices would be categorized as non-corporate users. As far as the Storm is concerned, the device did get off to a stormy (pun intended) start but Balsallie claims that the first touchscreen BlackBerry has been a huge success in terms of revenue and that sales of the handset remain strong. He did allude to future versions of the Storm when he said that "We have next generation devices with that and the whole roadmap." RIM has expanded the reach of its devices to cover 475 carriers and distribution partners in 160 countries.

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source: Reuters

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11 Comments

1. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

This is great news! I just hope that the UI is a bit more touch friendly than what it is now... NOT to say that what it is now is terrible, what with the recent software upgrades, but I think it could certainly be improved.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hope on the next generation storm they find a way to fix so light doesnt come through the edges. other than that BB storm FTW

3. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Do you think the Storm's will stay exclusive to Verizon in the U.S? I hope so.

5. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Storms yes, there will be other Touch BB's.

4. The Godfather unregistered

The Storm product and any spin off of it will always and forever be an exclusive to Verizon.

6. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

i hate the blackberrry storm never getiing another blackberrry again due to my experiance with the storm !!

7. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Thats kind of silly, this is my third blackberry and I have been happy with each one. Maybe it just me but I havent had near the the problems with the storm that I've read about from others, which leads me to think that is more operator error tha n anything else.

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i totally AGREE jherz!!!!!!!!!

9. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

User error doesn't fix a wiggly screen and a laggy interface.

10. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

This is the same reason I never eat food. I had a few bad experiences, so I refuse to eat anymore. Ever. Razr with an actual razor FTW!!! source: Legion.

11. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

LMFAO!!!

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