Mr. Michaluk goes to Waterloo [the competition]

Nixon went to China. Reagan went to the Berlin Wall. Moses went to pharaoh. Now our own Mr. Michaluk has gone to Waterloo, the "Cupertino of Canada" as he calls it -- the BlackBerry mothership. Ostensibly there for the RIM shareholder event -- and perhaps to break, Mission Impossible style, into their labs and liberate a BlackBerry Bold 9900 -- odds are Kev will also see the first signs of whether or not BlackBerry is headed towards RIMAGEDDON, or if it's finally time for the RIMPIRE to strike back. (If so, he's already got the t-shirt!)

Firebrand that he is, the students of Waterloo are already gathering around him, ready to rise up against the Android onslaught they feel threatens their beloved BlackBerrys. But here's the thing -- with iOS 5 on the horizon, and the iPhone 5 (and maybe even a second new iPad) heading their way like a freight-train in a couple months, what can RIM pull out of their PlayBook just to keep pace, never mind catch up?

Keep your eyes peeled to for a week of thrills, chills, and device spills, and we'll see just what 3 COOs, 2 CEOs, and the world's number one fanboy can do to breathe new life into the BlackBerry brand.