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]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE: 2011???"
kaiwai
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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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RE[3]: 2011???
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:26 in reply to "RE[2]: 2011???"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You do realise that unlike Apple, most companies are not averse to SD expansion slots, right? I'd much rather have an SD slot which I can continuously upgrade than soldered-on 16GB without the ability to upgrade - save for buying a new device, of course.

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RE[4]: 2011???
by Beta on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:39 in reply to "RE[3]: 2011???"
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2005-07-06

You do realise that unlike Apple, most companies are not averse to SD expansion slots, right? I'd much rather have an SD slot which I can continuously upgrade than soldered-on 16GB without the ability to upgrade - save for buying a new device, of course.

Please sir, can we have both?

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RE[4]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:06 in reply to "RE[3]: 2011???"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You do realise that unlike Apple, most companies are not averse to SD expansion slots, right? I'd much rather have an SD slot which I can continuously upgrade than soldered-on 16GB without the ability to upgrade - save for buying a new device, of course.


Amazing how you fail to explain to me why I should pay close to the same price for an inferior product. Take this:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku6920077&v...

Only upgrade is via a mini-sd slot, the result? even if I wanted to upgrade to 16gb (which is the largest mini-sd available) I would end up paying more than a 16GB iPhone 4:

http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco...

So I end up paying close to $1200 for a Blackberry plus upgrade card (16GB is going to be the largest mini-sd) or I could pay $1099 for a iPhone 4 - around $100 cheaper. Then add on that- are you going to receive a new OS like how iPhone 3GS did? I doubt it.

So you're saddled with a more expensive phone that you can't upgrade the OS and limited expandability due to technical limitations of sd-mini technology

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RE[3]: 2011???
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:29 in reply to "RE[2]: 2011???"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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.


Laws.
Legal requirements.
Testing procedures.
Supply problems.
Insufficient production capacity.
Lack of a supply chain.
No support structure.
Insufficient raw materials.
Insufficient manpower.

Want me to go on?

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RE[4]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:08 in reply to "RE[3]: 2011???"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Laws.
Legal requirements.
Testing procedures.
Supply problems.
Insufficient production capacity.
Lack of a supply chain.
No support structure.
Insufficient raw materials.
Insufficient manpower.

Want me to go on?


Then stop whining that Apple is mopping the floor with you. If you want to beat Apple how about producing a comparable experience - there is should be no reason in this day and age for me not being able to purchase a device unless the company is being a grade A cunt and refuses to sell it internationally.

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