Thursday, July 13, 2006
BlackBerry Becomes A SmartPhone
From Gadgetell BlackBerry to get Wi-Fi, camera, GPS and more
RIM announced that the Blackberry will beef up on features in the coming months–presumably to combat the strong competition from the Treo 700w, 700p, Motorola Q, and other recent smartphones.
By the end of this year we should see the addition of Wi-Fi, a still camera, a video camera, memory expansion slots, GPS, and MP3 playback.
Balsillie said that one area that was starting to grow quickly was the market for BlackBerry peripherals. He said these included printers, bar-code scanners, RFID (radio-frequency identification) scanners.