We enjoy dishing out the goods on RIM’s competition, but now, we’re slightly outnumbered. Some smarty-pants over in Europe have figured out a way to bring e-mail, instant messaging and other communications services to low-cost mobile phones. Babur Ozden, the head of “Berggi”, offers a simplified version of the BlackBerry. Not sure about how all of you feel, but I think the BlackBerrys relatively simple already.
“Ozden said Berggi works as a simple download on most U.S. mobile carriers, except for Verizon Communications and the Nextel service of Sprint Nextel, which have billing system conflicts. Berggi also assumes that BlackBerry or Palm users will rely on higher-end services for these devices.”
With the uproars surrounding NTP and now this, are you getting slightly scared for RIM’s market position? Is it upsetting to see their cash cow be tipped over by some inexperienced underlings? Feedback, please.