Camera Core: There is growing speculation that Research in Motion (RIM) could be developing a new Blackberry to rival Apple’s iPhone.RIM, which is better known for business smartphones, recently moved the Blackberry into the consumer market with the launch of its Pearl handsets.
In an article for Unstrung, Carmi Levy of AR Communications Inc, a Canada-based provider of outsourced communication solutions, commented that RIM’s forthcoming 9000-series could be a strong competitor for the iPhone.
Like the iPhone, the 9000 is expected to feature a touchscreen and enhanced media capabilities. The range will be the first RIM handset without a keyboard, a feature that would be essential for an enterprise-focused device.
RIM apparently planned to launch the 9000 series this year, but the launch has now been delayed until 2008.