Agreed 100%. I'm tired of the 'iPhone Killer" label being attached to almost any smartphone release now. Heck, I'm tired of the "product killer" being attached to any product, since it implies that it's the one device that's perfect for everyone.
Assuming that the phone hardware and OS functionality is roughly similar, it's all about apps now. The iPhone was a solid performer when introduced but really exploded when the App Store was unveiled. Google phones started to take off when their marketplace became a serious contender to the App Store and the lack of popularity of Palm's store is probably a big reason why webOS phones haven't gone anywhere. Hope RIM has this figured out.
as much as I like my BB, I don't think it'll have an iPhone killer. As long as the apps cost that much and so very limited selection is available. At the very least I will use my BB for phone and messaging but still hang on to my iPod Touch for the rest.
Now if only I can figure out how to tether my BB via BT to mu iPod Touch.
I hope they announce that OS6 availability for current phones. My last BB upgrade was only two weeks ago (to a 9700) and I'll be awful disappointed if I'm stuck with that crappy browser for another 18 months. (my typical upgrade cycle).
Of course, even if it is announced, RIM doesn't bypass carriers like Apple does for FW updates. It could be months before Rogers or Bell decide to authorise it for their handsets.
I wish these threads would get started to talk about the product being launched rather than the fact that it will hopefully "kill" the iPhone or Apple, for that matter.
With all due respect, James99's hatred for all things Apple is getting old and tiresome. Can we please talk about the RIM product itself, such as what might make it better than other phones out there?
I'm an iPhone 3G owner and will soon upgrade to the iPhone 4, but I' still interested to know what RIM has up its sleeve because I value competition in the marketplace and I appreciate how every manufacturer strives to beat others.
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