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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2011???
by tuzor on Tue 28th Sep 2010 09:09 UTC
tuzor
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2007-08-07

First of all, Apple has created a very positive image for themselves lately (when it comes to common folk) and they are known for their iDevices.
By naming their products that way they automatically get free publicity and more importantly a recognisable name all over the world.
On the other hand RIM have to heavily market the "Playbook". It could be the best name in the world, but in the end it really isn't when you have to spend millions of dollars to advertise it.

This seems like a great device, the competition in the tablet area is getting better and better and that's just good for consumers like us.
However don't forget that this is coming out early next year which means it will compete with the next generation iPad.
Personally I find the screen a bit too small as well but I suspect that many of these manufacturers are forced into the 7" screens because Apple is sucking up the supply of the larger ones and maybe raising the price on them.

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RE: 2011???
by Eddyspeeder on Tue 28th Sep 2010 10:26 in reply to "2011???"
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2006-05-10

I agree; since there was news that the iPad SDK holds support for among other cameras ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/22818 ), I've always said the next generation iPad will support it. Apple merely needed to keep prices low to "create" a flourishing tablet market. I think they succeeded...

But hey, does anybody else notice there is no mention of hard disk capacity *AT ALL*? With 1 GB RAM it is only to be expected that the HD will be much more spacious, but it doesn't say anywhere what the actual volume is.

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RE[2]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:22 in reply to "RE: 2011???"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree; since there was news that the iPad SDK holds support for among other cameras ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/22818 ), I've always said the next generation iPad will support it. Apple merely needed to keep prices low to "create" a flourishing tablet market. I think they succeeded...

But hey, does anybody else notice there is no mention of hard disk capacity *AT ALL*? With 1 GB RAM it is only to be expected that the HD will be much more spacious, but it doesn't say anywhere what the actual volume is.


If it is anything like the blackberry mobile phones it'll have bugger all space; even their high end Storm only comes with 256MB built in memory. For Christ sake, its 2010 and people are still bundling only 256MB on a phone worth as much as an iPhone?! I'll bet my bottom dollar that it'll have the same woeful amount of memory as their phones will and charge the same price as the iPad.

Apple competitors never cease to disappointment me in almost every way they put a product out there; from the lack of Android 2.2 upgrades to the anaemic space included with their products, and their refusal to ship globally because of their hatred of international customers. I call it hatred because there is absolutely no reason what so ever not to ship it global on day one - put up a f--king website and allow people to purchase it anywhere around the globe.

Edited 2010-09-28 14:24 UTC

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