Few months ago I wrote about RIM's ability to compete with Apple and Google's friends, given that the OS is becoming old'ish and the popular form factor with the QWERTY keyboard may not remain attractive.
Recently RIM has reported sales that fell short of analysts’ estimates, and immediately arose the debate about the company's ability to remain the smartphones leader in the next few quarters.
I'm not sure, although I must say BlackBerry devices give simple and accurate productivity tools no other Smartphone can give at the moment. But it doesn't seem to be enough anymore…
RIM, a company that proved to be surprisingly strong in the past, does not give up of course. The company announced 2 new phones are coming very soon and of course a new OS version (BlackBerry OS 6.0).
The company seems to believe the new devices and the OS are really BIG. Will that be enough? Looking at the leaked devices pictures (one of them below) I can't really say I'm too excited, but version 6 does seem to give some new benefits.
Here's a very nice video showing the new OS User Experience concepts: