"iPhone 3G is a year-old product," the company says.
... and there you have it. RIM is still not recognizing the REAL power of the iPhone: that it is like a chameleon and can become more powerful via OS upgrades and availability of new killer apps. It is understandable that RIM's products can't quite morph like the iPhone platform, but it is inexcusable that RIM can't recognize the very quality that they need to emulate if they want to stay relevant.
To proclaim that a device is "one year old" is to be naive about where this is all headed: smartphones will become handheld computers, and the iPhone is already there. If RIM takes a while to achieve that status, that will be OK, but if they don't even realize that that should be their goal, then their doom is sealed.
Message to RIM: get your head out of the old paradigm in which smart phones are about hardware and into the new reality where smart phones are computers with ever-changing abilities.