BlackBerry RIM Announcements at WES: Tour, Apex, OS and BES


Psst, there are lot of rumors brewing as to what kinds of services and smartphones RIM will announce at Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando next week.

RIM will reportedly announce the BlackBerry Niagara now being called the BlackBerry Tour the sort of BackBerry Bold/Storm Combo with 3G for Verizon and a newer version of the Pearl Flip, called the BlackBerry Apex presumably also for Verizon.

"We expect the key announcement and potential catalyst to involve new device announcements, similar to last year's WES where RIM introduced the BlackBerry Bold," reported a UBS report.

UBS also reported that they will introduce BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) version 5.0, an upgrade for the BlackBerry operating system, and give more details on BlackBerry Application World.

There is quite a bit known already about the BlackBerry Niagara / Tour, in fact several web sources including Wireless and Mobile News have already posted reviews.

EDITORS NOTE Monday May 4:  Today we reproted RIM is working on a new BlackBerry Storm.  RIM also upgraded BES to 5.0. The BlackBerry Storm ranked 3 out 5 in the 5 top smartphones from NPD Research while the BlackBerry Curve came in at number one.

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