We already know that RIM is working on a follow up to the current Storm. On the other hand it is nice to see that CNet got co-CEO Jim Balsillie on record as confirming that it is in the works. It looks like Balsillie is more or less writing the Storm off as a consumer device saying that it will help RIM tap the consumer market.
RIM has mentioned multiple times that over half of their 25 million subscribers are consumers. My problem with that is that RIM has yet to provide regular consumers a solution for synching contacts, calendars, & notes/tasks OTA for a nominal fee. Currently consumers have to pay about $35 extra a month for this considering BES data plans are about $15 more and another $20 for exchange and BES hosting…
Here is to hoping that somebody (Google?) will go behind RIM’s back and use the new Push API to create a poor mans BES for us regular consumers.
via CNet – Thanks to Shvartzberry for sending this one in!