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[3]: Enterprise-ready toy??
by nt_jerkface on Tue 28th Sep 2010 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Enterprise-ready toy??"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

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:
2005-06-29

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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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

iPad is a million times worse than Playbook. A "pad" is nothing in either Dutch, German, or French.

I don't know about Dutch and French but in German it's pretty common to say mouse pad, touch pad, etc.
IT-related phrases are almost completely English here.

Not only that but Star Trek TNG tells its viewers since 25 years what a "pad" is.

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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??"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Germany
pornpad?

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