Suddenly everyone's talking about Blackberry!

In a smart phone world where iPhone and Android are Lennon and McCartney, Blackberry is George Harrison, hanging in the background, the quiet one. (Obviously Palm is Ringo). But it's been a big week for Blackberry and parent company RIM. First was the impending ban in the UAE, discussed yesterday.

Today, they unveiled the new touch screen Blackberry Torch that they hope will compete with John and Paul. They hope it's the Blackberry Here Comes The Sun.

Blackberry is also in a curious position given new data released yesterday by Nielsen. Turns out more people are still carrying around Blackberries than either iPhones or Androids but about half of those customers want to move to John or Paul and leave George behind next chance they get.

The same report indicates that more new customers are getting Androids than iPhones.

Kin is Stuart Sutcliffe.

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