While loads of BlackBerry users anxiously await the arrival of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 we seem to forget that there are indeed other devices in the pipeline as well. The Bold 9900 / 9930 is the only of the rumored phones to be announced (although without a release date) thus far, but hopefully once it hits well see others follow closely behind. In a recent interview with BGR, Verizon Wireless CMO Marni Walden confirmed there will indeed be three new devices coming to Verizon before years end.
With the company going through a transition period, do you see Research In Motion being a strong part of your lineup in the future?
I do. RIM is still very, very important in the enterprise space. It does resonate in some of the consumer space as well, particularly with BBM. We'll have three devices this year that we will bring to market with RIM. We'll continue our partnership and it'll be important for now going forward.
None of the devices were named in the interview, but we can expect to see the BlackBerry Bold 9930, as well as the next generation BlackBerry Curve, full touchscreen device and/or the BlackBerry Curve Touch. We don't know much at all about the later devices coming to any carriers as we've yet to see anything solid from RIM, so with a bit of speculation take it all for what it's worth.
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