After seeing Gizmodo’s video of MobileMe’s push e-mail in action, we definitely got a little spooked as to how much of a dent the iPhone 3G could put into BlackBerry. If you take into account Exchange support, aggressive marketing, developer love through the new iTunes app store, it’s pretty much impossible to keep pretending that the iPhone and BlackBerry are mutually exclusive. The only real question left is where will the iPhone hit hardest? The easy answer is the consumer market, but there’s lots of room for enterprise to start adopting. RIM still has mad seniority, and the BlackBerry Bold will easily match the iPhone 3G feature point for feature point – will that be enough for RIM to maintain smartphone dominance, or is Apple going to start getting a bigger a slice of the pie? Drop a comment with the best damage assessment and get not only an extra-spiffy BlackBerry Cool T-Shirt, but also a year of SugarSync – let’s just hope they don’t make an iPhone app anytime soon.
Last week’s winner was Bill, who wants to show his BlackBerry Nation pride by making a new calendar system.
“I know I am not alone (welcome all) I think are addicted to these devices, the technology, and the lifestyle they have help us develop should start referring to events “Before Blackberry” as BB. Example: I was born in 1966 or 31 BB. The modern Blackberry was released in 2002 and might be considered the “Rebirth” by some as push-email,messaging,web browsing, etc. were incorporated. We might refer to this rebirth as “RB” (OK…not that creative…. I need some help here!!!).”
Good stuff, Bill! I’ll definitely be celebrating the new year as 21 AB (After BlackBerry). We’ll be shipping you over a BlackBerry Cool shirt and a copy of Texas Hold’Em King 3: Connected! Thanks everybody who entered, and we hope to see you again this week!