I was just having a conversation with a colleague about all the news that has coming out of Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. When the topic came around to the BlackBerry, my friend said that all the news seems to be about the BlackBerry PlayBook… Then, tongue firmly implanted in check, my friend said,
“Research in Motion does still make phones… Don’t they?”
Now, clearly, this was a jab right at RIM, but, it really got me to thinking about the last time you really heard RIM officially, or, even unofficially talking about BlackBerry phones coming down the pipe. There have been leaked roadmaps hear and there, but, it seems like RIM has been unusually tight-lipped when it comes to future BlackBerry devices.
There are still a couple of days of Mobile World Congress 2011 left, and, and RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie still has to do his keynote, so, let’s hope that he, in addition to announcing an official release date for the BlackBerry PlayBook, gives us a preview as to what is coming in the way of new BlackBerry phones.