Four to five new BlackBerrys coming in 2008

Robb just posted on an interview with RIM VP Gregory Wade, revealing that four to five new BlackBerrys will be coming our way in 2008. Sounds good, but let’s tally up how many BlackBerrys we’ve seen in 2007… We’ve got the 8800 last February, the 8830 in April, the 8300 in May, the 8820 and 8310 in July, the 8320 in September, the 8120 and 8130 in October. So, that’s what? Eight BlackBerrys this year? Maybe Greg’s talking about new foundation models like the Curve of Pearl rather than the slew of following variants, but if not, that’s a significant slow-down compared to the pace they’ve set this year. Of course, four to five per year is still a solid step up from the one or two that used to be the norm.

Comments [4 Responses]

Mark Derail
November 22nd, 2007 at 9:57 am

Can’t help but voice the Environmental Impact of so many phones, every year.

RIM should give us credit for a trade-in, at the store, of our older models, guarantee that they wipe out the information inside.

RIM could then refurbish and sell them dirt cheap in countries that are newly opening, like in the Caribbeans.

RIM makes wonderful phones, #1 in my opinion. How about leading also with the best recycling program?

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December 23rd, 2007 at 12:54 pm

I think that he was talking about totally *new* devices only, as you said.

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