As you read this, it makes more sense why the Pulver Communicator is heading in this direction.
Wanna bet that others start going in this direction? I can see XTEN developing an app, as well as a few others.
As a RIM original user who is now on RIM generation III version hardware, their vision cannot be questioned. The biggest success for RIM has been carriers finally getting a data centric model. I used the RIM 7230 my entire trip through the UK and France and basically, other than one day when there was a network issue for a few hours, I had flawless coverage and usage.
Now that they are adding VoIP my only question is if WiFi networks like Wayport and Boing selling the RIM will be next?