I am not sure what information RBC analyst Mike Abramsky was using to develop this roadmap put out by BusinessInsider but the info looks in line with what we currently know. He marks the Bold (Torch?) 9800 slider coming out for AT&T in Aug 2010 which is a bit later than the July-ish release date we were hearing before. The device will be exclusive to AT&T for 6 months which might add some contention like the Bold 9000 launch. It is also right on schedule with what we have been hearing about the release of OS 6 with the new WebKit browser.
It will be kind of crazy if RIM manages to pull off all of these device launches before the end of year but something tells me they will leak into 2011. I still find it kind of annoying that the Curve 9300 will probably not get OS 6 at launch but I guess RIM needs to continually update their device line.
What do you think of this roadmap? Is RIM on the right track? Personally I find the devices less exciting than the software that will be coming on them. I think RIM needs to continue differentiating on software and its features since the hardware is not changing drastically.