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Friday, May 16, 2008

RIM To Launch Touch-Screen Device?

According to the CBC, a Wall Street Journal Report yesterday has Research In Motion (RIM) launching a new touch-screen version of it's popular Blackberry device by the third quarter of '08. "The device, known as Thunder, will be sold exclusively in the U.S. through Verizon Wireless and Vodaphone PLC abroad, according to the Journal, which cited sources familiar with the matter." writes the CBC. On Monday RIM announced it's latest device the Blackberry Bold which uses third-generation wireless technology and improved Wi-Fi capability but has the same familiar qwerty keypad. Shares of the company closed up $1.60 to $140.99 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday. This and the rumors of a next gen iPhone make those of us who might be contemplating a smart phone want to hold on just a little longer...