BlackBerry Makers Plan Secret iPhone Killer

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Research in Motion (RIMM) is developing a touch-screen version of the BlackBerry designed to compete with Apple's iPhone (AAPL), says analyst Carmi Levy at AR Communications. Levi says the new Berry, to be launched in the first half of 2008, will be a complete departure from the BlackBerries of today.

From Unstrung:

...the new series targets the consumer space served by the Pearl and Curve models. "The 9000 is supposed to be a touch-screen device, very similar in form factor to the iPhone," Levy says. "Which means that it is not an enterprise-friendly device."...

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