Not so very long ago BlackBerry filled a niche, providing near real-time communications for corporate suite on-the-go. I have to wonder, should RIM have gone with Android? If they had, what cool new products would Android have today?
Most of us outside of Japan live in a world dominated by slab phones. Sure, they're getting easier to tolerate as manufacturers like HTC and Nokia push the boundaries of hardware design. But they don't have hinges for fun folder action, they don't snap satisfyingly closed at the end of a frustrating call, and they don't fit as well in a pocket.