I don’t imagine that Research in Motion or Verizon are too happy that news about the upcoming touchscreen only BlackBerry Thunder has been leaked out.
Verizon has just released the BlackBerry Curve 8330, one of the most highly anticipated BlackBerrys ever, and less than a week week later very credible leaks about arguably the most consumer oriented BlackBerry device to date, intended, in my opinion, to compete directly against the iPhone, come out stating that the BlackBerry Thunder may be just a few months away.
How will the leaked news about the BlackBerry Thunder affect sales of the Verizon BlackBerry Curve?
Don’t get me wrong… I think that the sales of the Verizon BlackBerry Curve will do incredibly well. I can’t help but wonder, however, if there there will be a noticeable percentage of BlackBerry toting Verizon subscribers that will wait until the BlackBerry Thunder comes out instead of moving to a BlackBerry Curve now.
Verizon subscribers have waited for over a year to get the BlackBerry Curve. I’d be willing to bet that quite a few would be willing to wait a few more months for the BlackBerry Thunder.
Which one do you want?