RIM is not exactly doing gangbusters at this point in their corporate life, but that does not mean they are a spent force. In fact, RIM intends to make some headway in developing markets, and perhaps peering into some of their patent applications, such as this potential desk dock for your BlackBerry device, might be able to cast some light as to whether RIM will be able to navigate through such treacherous corporate waters at this point in time into calmer seas. One of RIM’s patent applications filed last year pointed to a telephone-dock which will hold your BlackBerry within (and charge it simultaneously as one would expect).
All you need to do is dock your BlackBerry in place, and the smartphone will be able to offer its display and address book for the use of your landline. No idea on whether RIM will give the go ahead for this particular BlackBerry desk dock, but if they do, I sure hope it will at least break even after factoring in all the research and development, manufacturing and marketing costs. After all, more healthy competition is always better for the consumers, as companies look to outdo one another in a fair manner.
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