Earlier this year, at the annual 3GSM World Congress cellular industry conference in Cannes, France, RIM demonstrated a prototype of a color Blackberry. Since then rumors have been swirling about when the new model would become a reality. It is apparently now official.
With recent announcements by rival Good Technology, RIM is working hard to beat out its competition. They are now coming out ahead of it's rivals with the color screen which should give them a boost. According to market research firm Gartner, Research in Motion has 4.7% of the U.S. handheld market, which puts in fifth place overall.