In an eWeek article, Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO of Research in Motion, said that the Motorola Q, widely reported as the RazrBerry, is actually the code name for a different device that has yet to be announced.
Balsillie hinted at a partnership between Research in Motion and Motorola. “Q and RazrBerry are not the same product,” he said. “There are some very core differences.”
RIM is also working on expanding it’s BlackBerry Connect program as there will be several new devices in the US that run Windows Mobile or PalmSource Inc.’s Palm OS. The first of these devices, the Nokia 9300, has already been announced and may be available as soon as September.
The new BlackBerry Connect devices may be news to the ears of a growing sect of BlackBerry users that want some of the additional features of more traditional PDA handsets such as fully functional Bluetooth, removable memory slots, Wi-Fi, and built in digital cameras. These new devices may serve as viable alternatives for those who want to use BES, but don’t want to be confined by the lack of some of these features.