H.having experienced touch-screen browsing on the iPhone and even via Skyfire, I can tell you browsing without a touchscreen is a painful experience. Of course this applies to mobile devices.
RIM knows this and is subsequently rolling out a new touch screen device named Thunder which will offer a better browsing experience than current Blackberry models.
RIM devices are wonderful for email but come up short on browsing. This change will level the field and having seen the iPhone, the Canadian company could even leapfrog Apple.
Of course Apple is the king of the interface but nonetheless I am sure RIM knows they need to develop more usable products which have the broad consumer appeal of an Apple consumer electronics wonder.
The best news of all is the device should have built-in GSM meaning it should be a true world phone.