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[2]: Enterprise-ready toy??
by shotsman on Tue 28th Sep 2010 06:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Enterprise-ready toy??"
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Yeah, and how will that translate in the Rest of the World. You know that big bad place out there with a marker many time bigger that the USA or even if you add places that play US (almost) only sports like American Football?

As a European, the name 'playbook' means a toy and I lived in Boston for nigh on 10 years. Sort like 'PlayDough'.

I'm sure RIM have spent lots of money on gettingthe best name for their toy. Yes, that is what my bosses will see if the use that name and emphasise things like Twitter & Facebook. These are hardly key things for the Business which their current devices are aimed at and are much better than most alternatives.

Sorry RIM you fail here. It might be absolutely great as a tool but the name will kill it over here.
Remember the Edsel?

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The US is a large enough market to sustain this product without the rest of the world.

I also have a hard time believing that both France and Germany would be turned off by the name.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

I also have a hard time believing that both France and Germany would be turned off by the name.

iPad is a million times worse than Playbook. A "pad" is nothing in either Dutch, German, or French. A "book" is much easier to grasp, cross-lingually. Yet, the iPad seems to be doing just fine over here.

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RE[4]: Enterprise-ready toy??
by aliquis on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Enterprise-ready toy??"
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