by Al Sacco

RIM’s WES ’09: Bloggers Predict the Future of BlackBerry…and It Is Good (VIDEO)

May 13, 20092 mins
MobileSmall and Medium Business

Last week, at Research In Motion’s (RIM) annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Orlando, I represented and the Mobile WorkHorse blog in a panel discussion focused on the future of the BlackBerry platform. More specifically, I, along with four of the Web’s most venerable BlackBerry-blog-smiths, offered up my top three predictions for the BlackBerry platform in the coming three years.

You’ll want to watch the below video for specifics, but I will say this: Each and every one of us has VERY high expectation for RIM and for BlackBerry…and one even thinks RIM could soon acquire Palm. How ‘bout that, Apple?

The panel, entitled “Blogger Panel: The Top Three Predictions for BlackBerry,” was organized by BoxTone, a WES gold sponsor and a maker of BlackBerry infrastructure monitoring software. Participants included myself, Kyle McInnes from,’s Simon Sage, Howie Rappaport from, and last but certainly not least, Kevin Michaluk of fame.

Check out the video and let me know what you think. Agree or disagree with any prediction in particular? Think you can see the BlackBerry-future more clearly than we do? Now’s your chance to shine; share your feedback in the comments below.

And for more on WES, read “Best of WES 2009: The Top 10 BlackBerry Products and Services,” and “WES 2008: My Five Favorite New BlackBerry Products and Services.”

And check out “myBoxTone Expert for BlackBerry: The On-Device IT Help Desk” for additional details on BoxTone’s software offerings.


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