Weekly Contest: Looking to Q2

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Question markWith Palm all but dead and nary a care for the iPhone, yesterday’s webcast portents an optimistic future for RIM. If you don’t have time to check out the whole thing, take a look at the Coles notes version. The Pearl 2 is solidified in investors minds, but the big moves aren’t coming until the Fall by the sounds of things. So, dear BBCool readers, we ask: based on yesterday’s information on Q1, how is the rest of the summer shaping up to be for RIM? The most telling thing Jim Dog’s told us on the subject is “The summer is when we go double-speed while everyone else is resting. You’re gonna see some very unexpected surprises from us. A lot of stuff for media, consumers and devices. I won’t tip our hat, but a couple that people don’t see coming.” Whatever could he be talking about?

To celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day, BlackBerry Cool will be giving out Canadian and American themes from Bplay to next week’s winners. And since the iPhone release has attained just about as much popularity, we’ll throw the iBerry theme in there too.

Last week’s winner is troy, for succinctly identifying consumer’s expanding expectations and a likely market outcome for the iPhone. We’ll be e-mailing you about your choice of 3 ringtones from Bplay shortly. Thanks to all of our participants last week, everyone had some great angles on the iPhone issue. Hope to see you all again this week!

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ jibi@bbc

    Considering that by the end of the year, RIM will have likely released the 8310, the 8320, the 8330, the 8110, the 8120, the 8130, and perhaps the 8820. And that’s only the speculated/known models. :) I can see that atleast 4-5 of those will be released by mid-October, which will be the most in a 6 month period of time by RIM to date.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com jibi@bbc

    Considering that by the end of the year, RIM will have likely released the 8310, the 8320, the 8330, the 8110, the 8120, the 8130, and perhaps the 8820. And that’s only the speculated/known models. :) I can see that atleast 4-5 of those will be released by mid-October, which will be the most in a 6 month period of time by RIM to date.