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]: 2011???
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:29 UTC 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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RE[5]: 2011???
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:22 in reply to "RE[4]: 2011???"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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.


It's clear you know jack shit about how to run a business. Serving the entire world takes boatloads of money and manpower, something most companies simply don't have. How hard is it to understand something as basic as that?

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RE[5]: 2011???
by tuzor on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:56 in reply to "RE[4]: 2011???"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07


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.

Please stop accusing RIM, Thom is going to have heart attack.

On a more serious note, having thought about it, it's quite interesting how they've left out important stuff like a price, an actual ship date, storage capacity and no indication of when a 3g model will arrive.

When the iPad was announced they made it pretty clear that they were pricing this aggressively.
They have some important decisions to make which could either make this product a relative success or a failure.

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RE[5]: 2011???
by aliquis on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:42 in reply to "RE[4]: 2011???"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Yeah, because iPhone was released in the US, Europe and Asia at the same time. And is available globally?

Even less so: At the same price?

Edited 2010-09-30 00:42 UTC

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