State of the Art No Keyboard? And You Call This a BlackBerry?
By DAVID POGUE The New York Times November 27, 2008
Research in Motion (R.I.M.), the company that brought us the BlackBerry, has been on a roll lately. For a couple of years now, it's delivered a series of gorgeous, functional, supremely reliable smartphones that, to this day, outsell even the much-adored iPhone.
Here's a great example of the intelligence that drives R.I.M.: The phones all have simple, memorable, logical names instead of incomprehensible model numbers. There's the BlackBerry Pearl (with a translucent trackball). The BlackBerry Flip (with a folding design). The BlackBerry Bold (with a stunning design and faux-leather back).
Well, there's a new one, just out ($200 after rebate, with two-year Verizon contract), officially called the BlackBerry Storm.
But I've got a better name for it: the BlackBerry Dud.