Apple iPhone 3GS
What would happen to the Storm?
Why would Verizon get the iPhone when they have an exclusive with the touchscreen Blackberry? Why would they knowingly bring competition against their own exclusive phone? Believe me its not worth making RIM made over getting a phone that only a few % of their users would even buy.
Not sure how long the exclusive contract is for but the difference between it and the iPhone is that the Storm already supports GSM networks so it could easily work on the AT&T network, where as the iPhone does not support the CDMA network. So if RIM wanted to make a few more coins they could cut off the exclusive contract with Verizon but Apple would have to redesign the iPhone to work with Verizon and it just wouldn't make sense.
Tossing in a CDMA radio is not rocket science, and I bet it has already been done in the lab.
Sure and then RIM would take away the Pearl, Tour, Curve, and Pearl Flip. So is it worth gaining 1 million customers to loose 4 million? I don't think so. 🤣
I really doubt that. At the most, they will open up the Storm or Storm II to all comers. RIM is not stupid. VZW and other carriers sell a ton of BB's. And still would even with the iPhone in their stables.
But I will say this, if VZW and/or Sprint were offered the iPhone, they'd take it in a New York minute. And while I'm an AT&T iPhone user, I think it would be great for it to be available to other carriers. (you can toss TMO into that too)
Palm Pre > iPhone = truth
It was the Storm or the Dare and they took the better of 2 evils