Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is Research In Motion still, well, in motion? Heck yeah they are. They just unveiled their long-awaited tablet, christened the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's got a dual-core 1Ghz ARM processor, and it runs... QNX! This alone already makes it the most awesome tablet ever.
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Enterprise-ready toy??
by Fettarme H-Milch on Tue 28th Sep 2010 00:27 UTC
Fettarme H-Milch
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At the end of the commercial RIM states that this tablet is "enterprise-ready and professional" but then they display the name PlayBook.
I'm usually not the kind of person who gives a lot about product names but seriously.... "Play" in an "enterprise-ready and professional" product name?? And then the first image you see when visiting the web site is some car racing game? And then you visit the developer page and it talks about Flash?
WTF?

Is RIM even sure what this tablet is?
To me the approach feels schizophrenic and I fear outside the QNX-frantic crowd, the people will react the same.

How is RIM's core audience -- the enterprise -- supposed to be interested in that thing if apparently Twitter, YouTube, and Flash gimmicks are the core tools?

How are gamers supposed to be interested in a product from a company that's hardly known for its entertainment packages and apparently thinks that Flash is a great gaming tool?

I mean... common, RIM. It's not that hard to make a tablet that appeals to your core audience.
Highlight networking features, real-time video conferencing, DocumentsToGo (gosh, you bought them for a reason), portability of existing BB apps, WLAN, Bluetooth, etc.
Oh and while you're at it, build in a frickin' projector for presentations on the go, possibly with laser pointer input support: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handheld_projector#Pointer-based_Compu...
And don't call it PlayBook.
Do all that and the enterprises will swarm to it.

With the current amount of information, it seems more like a blown up KIN.

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