In the rush of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that 2007 is quickly drawing to a close. It’s been a good year for BlackBerry, hasn’t it? We got a ton of new devices, like the BlackBerry 8800 way back in February, the Curve in May, and the 8120 and 8130 in just this October, but new services like BlackBerry Unite and the Mobile Voice System still loom on the horizon. Although we have 4 to 5 new devices to look forward in 2008, we do enough forward-looking speculation around here. For a change, let’s look back and remember the good times of 2007. This week, we ask: what was the best moment for BlackBerry this year? The one who can conjure up the most teary-eyed nostalgia will get their pick of one fine Curve or Pearl skin from DecalGirl.
It’s clear from all the enthusiastic replies last week, everyone has high hopes for Wireless Giant’s BlackBerry outlet, but Keith’s post really brought in some sobering ideas that might anchor our expectations somewhere realistic. A crowded local market, high expenses, and few buyers are all problems that could stop the BlackBerry store dead in its tracks. Still, here’s hoping that it can make it through the new year. Thanks everyone for your input, and we hope to hear from you next week!