Awaiting the BlackBerry Bold

Apple's release of the iPhone completely shook up the mobile market by becoming an instant hit that lived up to Apple's high standards for design. Count my wife among the millions of iPhone owners. The real game changer is Apple's App Store which Steve Jobs reported sold a staggering 2 million programs per day (Apple gets 30% of the revenue from each program sold).

All this has me eagerly anticipating the release of RIM's BlackBerry Bold which should become available later this month. Despite all the noise about the iPhone, RIM has been quietly gaining market share and extending their enterprise dominance into the consumer space. RIM makes great handsets which may not be as sexy as the iPhone but are much easier for developers with its solid JDK.

It's going to interesting watching this battle of the titans...