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Old Sep 27th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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BlackBerry PlayBook

Thoughts? Specs look neat (probably what the new iPad 2 will have - dual core processor, at least a front-facing camera, etc...)

The biggest feature I like is that BlackBerry will let you tether it's wifi-only PlayBooks (it's only gonna make wifi models, no 3G at this point) to your already existing BlackBerry. I hope this put pressure on APple to let us tether our phones to iPads in the future.

And before people say "Why would they do that when they can sell you a 3G iPad for more $$" - I'd say if they let you tether only iPhones to iPad (the way BlackBerry only lets you tether BlackBerry's to Playboooks) Apple would have made more $$ on the iPhone front already than the ~$130 more to upgrade to a 3G iPad.

Wishful thinking? Maybe. But competition can only serve to benefit us, the end users.

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Old Sep 27th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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I saw his too YouTube - BlackBerry PlayBook - Preview

Looks very cool. ( flash lovin )

this and the tab shows others are movin a hell of a lot faster to compete. But this is little surprise from blackberry as they can't afford to have apple move this quickly into the enterprise market.



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this and the tab shows others are movin a hell of a lot faster to compete. But this is little surprise from blackberry as they can't afford to have apple move this quickly into the enterprise market.
Yeah, others (and I bet apple a little too) are surprised by the sheer volume of iPad sales - so everyone's trying to get on this train. But what I like about others arriving and challenging Apple is that now Apple has competition - so they'll have to be even more innovative.
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I think perhaps it was a watch and see but this time fire up the R&D and be prepared to move a hell of lot faster should apple be right.




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Being as it's blatantly aimed at the "enterprise market," I think I'll wait and see if this is the iPad killer people have been hoping for. Somehow, I don't think I'll be waiting that long.
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Old Sep 27th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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Here comes the apple defence league...

I guess you didn't watch the preview. This looks better than the tab, which having played with one recently was very cool.



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I want to like it, I really do. Let's hope it's as cool as it looks. They have an uphill battle to fight against the iPad. If the Playbook works well as a presentation device then I might consider it for the classroom -- would be nice to ditch my board-provided, virus-filled Dell laptop
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The real issue with the PlayBook: it's due to ship in early 2011. So, if it's on schedule, it has to compete against the second generation iPad, not the current model. And it's very likely that Apple will also have its own model with one or more cameras, a dual-core processor and possibly a seven-inch model, too. This is all assuming RIM is on time, too, which is hard to gauge given that it's a new OS and a new concept for the company.

RIM is counting on its enterprise footprint to get a slice of the market, but there's no guarantee of that anymore, now that companies want to diversify away from all-BlackBerry lineups. Apple has a head start, and that may be an edge that's hard to top.
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The real issue with the PlayBook: it's due to ship in early 2011. So, if it's on schedule, it has to compete against the second generation iPad, not the current model. And it's very likely that Apple will also have its own model with one or more cameras, a dual-core processor and possibly a seven-inch model, too. This is all assuming RIM is on time, too, which is hard to gauge given that it's a new OS and a new concept for the company.

RIM is counting on its enterprise footprint to get a slice of the market, but there's no guarantee of that anymore, now that companies want to diversify away from all-BlackBerry lineups. Apple has a head start, and that may be an edge that's hard to top.
they do?

The only 2 platforms to lose a little marketshare recently, were Blackberry, and iphone.

And it's blackberry that has a major headstart in enterprise. It's theirs to lose. Which everyone can guess is the reason for tis release. From the commercial, it appears they're also targeting consumers pretty hard. SHould be an interesting little battle brewing after watching android kick arse so hard recently.



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I wonder how long it'll be before Palm/HP sues RIM for completely ripping off Web OS' implementation of multitasking?
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