Is the Storm3 on Hold for LTE?
GizmoFusion.com is reporting that the BlackBerry Storm3 release date may be pushed back some because of the Verizon's LTE launch. There are two rumored launch dates being floated around. One being May 2011 around the time of the RIM's annual WES conference, and the other date is November 2011. Why the two dates? Apparently it all depends on how well Verizon's LTE roll out goes.
In my option, the BlackBerry Storm3 has to be the device that will compete with the iPhone and Android offerings if RIM wants to really compete and keep a foothold in the consumer market. I really hope RIM will ditch the current platform and build something biased on the QNX platform which should elevate the performance of the Storm3, this would allow RIM to completely start over with the OS and not carry around the baggage of supporting older devices. I think we may get a glimpse of what RIM has in mind for the future when the BlackBerry tablet is released since it is rumored to be biased on the QNX platform.
What are you thought about the BlackBerry Storm3? Do you think this needs to be a game changer for RIM?