Sunday, February 19, 2006

New 3G Blackberry Spotted

Unstrung reports that Research In Motion is planning a "new 3G Blackberry" and was giving sneak previews of the device at 3GSM. Jack Gold at J.Gold Associates expected that "the devices will be part of a new breed of smartphone-like devices designed for work and play." He said, "It's like a pseudo-Treo," opining that "RIM has been looking at adding features like a music player as well as updating the business applications on the device."

Gold said, "They have to do this to stay competitive." He estimated retail pricing would be around $400. "That’s about where Treo is, which I would guess would be their primary competition until the new Microsoft-powered devices launch later this spring/summer," Gold added.