As far as devices go, I don’t think too many would argue that the BlackBerry Pearl was the biggest thing to happen to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion last year. There was no question that it was a big factor, along with the NTP settlement, in RIM’s stock price run up of over 100% last year.
When I think back on the BlackBerry Pearl, no one heard of it before the end of June. Remember when Boy Genius popped onto the scene with his leak of the BlackBerry Stealth? The BlackBerry Pearl was only the big thing for RIM in the second half of the year.
This makes me wonder if the BlackBerry 8800 will be the big thing for RIM in 2007 or if some other BlackBerry that hasn’t been leaked yet will be sales juggernaut for RIM.
What do you think?