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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RE[4]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 2011???"
kaiwai
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You do realise that unlike Apple, most companies are not averse to SD expansion slots, right? I'd much rather have an SD slot which I can continuously upgrade than soldered-on 16GB without the ability to upgrade - save for buying a new device, of course.


Amazing how you fail to explain to me why I should pay close to the same price for an inferior product. Take this:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku6920077&v...

Only upgrade is via a mini-sd slot, the result? even if I wanted to upgrade to 16gb (which is the largest mini-sd available) I would end up paying more than a 16GB iPhone 4:

http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco...

So I end up paying close to $1200 for a Blackberry plus upgrade card (16GB is going to be the largest mini-sd) or I could pay $1099 for a iPhone 4 - around $100 cheaper. Then add on that- are you going to receive a new OS like how iPhone 3GS did? I doubt it.

So you're saddled with a more expensive phone that you can't upgrade the OS and limited expandability due to technical limitations of sd-mini technology

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