Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen our fair share of red BlackBerrys. It’s easy to understand getting into the spirit of Valentine’s day and all, but how much is this new swath of colour really going to help sales? Are consumers that fickle, and if so, is red really the colour to do the job, or does the colour need a bit more behind it to sell? The 8830′s new paint job was especially a surprise as it’s showing that even RIM’s traditionally enterprise lineup is starting to move into the consumer space. So here’s where you guys weigh in: are consumers looking for style or substance with their BlackBerry? Both? Will the new BlackBerry 9000 hit the right balance? Are new paint jobs enough to make BlackBerrys sexy and stylish, or are they still stuffy e-mail machines at their core? Give us your take and win a skin from DecalGirl, so you can get a bit more style if you’re feeling lacking.
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It just doesn’t end, does it? Verizon’s BlackBerry 8830 has been given the red paint job that has become so popular this time of year, and will be available through Verizon’s online store and other retail channels tomorrow for $299.99 on a two-year contract, with a $100 rebate for qualifying voice and data plans. The World Edition is a nice change, since the 8800-series doesn’t get nearly as much colour as the Pearl does. Remember, if you’re ever looking for a quick and painless colour change, DecalGirl has some Solid State skins that can easily do the trick.