As Blackberry devices grow more and more popular RIM finds itself needing to keep up with the latest consumer needs. Well according to an interview with RIM's V.P. of Consumer Accounts they will be announcing at least four or five new models in 2008.
Competitors cannot make up overnight for the years of engineering and refinement that have gone into the Blackberry solution and devices.
The Blackberry Pearl represented almost 55 per cent of RIM’s total shipments in the first quarter of 2007 and with Pearl 8120 (dubbed as Pearl 2) our commitment to have devices that are beautiful and rich in multimedia applications continues.
RIM recently shipped its 20 millionth Blackberry smart phone and the devices are ranked number one in the global PDA space with 18 per cent market share according to third party research.
We will also announce another 4-5 models in 2008 and all of them would be packed with consumer-friendly applications and design.
While of course it's too early to know exactly what RIM has instore you can beat that at least one will be a CDMA version of their popular Curve 8300 series and maybe even a iPhone like device as we talked about a few months ago.