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: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Calm down dear, it’s only a commercial.


Apple announced the iPad over two months before it shipped - the 3G model took three months. The white iPhone 4 has been announced four months ago, with no shipping date in sight. It took more than six months for the webOS/Pre from announcement to shipping. Windows Phone 7 - same thing.

It's entirely natural to announce a device with a brand-new operating system 4-5 months early in order to make sure developers get with the program.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by JonathanBThompson on Tue 28th Sep 2010 01:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2006-05-26

Both the iPhone 4 and the iPad had firm ship/sale dates and prices when announced: this does not. This has a nebulous ship date and completely unknown price.

Because they did spec the hardware as high-end as they did, I'd be surprised if it is anywhere near comparable in price to the iPad. Sure, the iPad has 1/4 the RAM, etc. but everything is a tradeoff, and plus, more RAM and faster CPUs eat batteries for breakfast, so, for RIM's sake, I'd hope the smaller screen and (presumably) smaller process dualcore ARM processor use less power, or they simply won't compete when it comes to one of the iPad's biggest selling points: it's not tethered to a power brick or anything like that. Now, where the PlayBook may be a better bet is for those that find the smaller size more to their liking: hey, there's simply no one-size-fits-all solution for all needs ;)

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