Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2011 18:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I couldn't get into it yesterday, but today is a new day, and I've got my coffee ready. So, let's dive into reviews of RIM's new toy, the PlayBook. Since my overall opinion on the whole tablet thing can be best summarised as 'meh', my interest regarding the PlayBook focusses mostly on its QNX operating system. As a long-time fan and even regular user of this wonderful piece of technology 'back in the day', I'm interested in what the reviews have to say about it.
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Geeks of today and expectations
by wargum on Fri 15th Apr 2011 23:32 UTC
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The paragraphs about the geeks of today and expectations was spot on. Thank you very much, Thom! You expressed my feelings exactely!

Every review should start by telling you, what the PlayBook isn't right now and can't be and then go on to cover stuff that's actually there. There is a lot to like about the PlayBook IMHO, and on the other hand many deficies of the iPad 1 and 2 weren't even mentioned or seen as in the same light as deficies of competing products. For example, the very fact that a Post-PC device like the iPad is dependent on a regular PC ruins it for me. Heck, even John Gruber complained about it, today! It's telling.

Just imagine it would be the other way around and Apple would be the only one to have an open platform, over-the-air updates an the likes. My mind explodes when I try to think of the giant mock-fest that Apple fanboys would hold, day and night.

Another thing I am totally full of is people saying things like 'You only get 7" vs 9.7" screen real estate for the same price'. WTF, really? Not only is the iPhone itself tiny in comparison, yet more expensive, but I remember a time when small things were actually exciting and a lot more expensive than standard sized gadgets. You just can't compare the 9.7" iPad to an 7" tablet, they serve different usage scenarios. I think both form factors have their fans and a right to co-exist.

Edited 2011-04-15 23:37 UTC

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