You have to give props to Steve Jobs, he changed the face (or should I say interface :-) of computers, he set the standard for music devices and now he's changed the face of the cell phone.
Research in Motion (RIMM) is developing a touch-screen version of the BlackBerry designed to compete with Apple's fast-selling iPhone (AAPL), says analyst Carmi Levy at AR Communications. Levi says the new Berry, to be launched in the first half of 2008, will be a complete departure from the BlackBerries of today.(via)
The 9000 series will break from the traditional half-screen, half-keyboard look of the BlackBerry. The handsets will also incorporate an upgraded multimedia system, along with the standard push email capabilities... Levy speculates that RIM will introduce the 9000-series in the first quarter of next year...