Rumors have been circulating in the past week that Research in Motion (RIM) has been secretly working on a project called “AK”. The “Apple Killer” is said to be a touch screen smartphone to compete head on with the Apple IPhone. Since the IPhone was introduced in August 2007, it’s made a major impact in the smartphone industry. Rapidly gaining market share and moving to #2 in the smartphone/pda vertical, the IPhone has RIM in a much more reactive mode.
That being said, RIM is planning on announcing the launch of the Blackberry 9000 which is shaped similar to a curve but looks a little less professional to me. It looks strangely similar to an iPaq or one of those “other” smartphones that is not made by Apple/RIM.
What’s crazy is that an unlocked version has leaked and is being sold on eBay for 399 GBP. You can buy it here if you’d like.
Here is a pic of the Blackberry 9000:
Just my $.02…