I think the clever implants have worn off, at least title-wise. Since Apple’s popularity skyrocketed in the 2000’s, people have been asking about the possibility of a phone coming from the iEverything manufacturers. Well, there’s been more rumblings than usual this year and the iPhone is slated for release in 2007. My good pal Robb over at RIMarkable has some interesting insight on how the iPhone could be the true BlackBerry killer (unlike those who promised it – like the Q).
“When Apple releases the iPhone it will compete directly against the Pearl as far as consumers, especially first time smartphone buying consumers are concerned. The Pearl appeals to consumers looking to buy their first smart phone. The iPhone will appeal to everyone who owns an iPod looking to upgrade to the latest greatest version along with consumers looking for their first smartphone.
I hate to say it, however, if you are walking through the mobile phone section of Best Buy and see an iPhone next to the BlackBerry Pearl, unless you were just interested in the BlackBerry, the iPhone would probably pull your eye more simply because it would be perceived as an upgrade to your existing iPod as compared to a completely new type of mobile phone.”
Check out the rest of Robb’s article here. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Apple (nearing fanboy status, perhaps) – and I think I may be up for a little battle when it comes time to upgrade my device. Talk me out of it.