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[4]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Sep 2010 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 2011???"
kaiwai
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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[6]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Wed 29th Sep 2010 00:13 in reply to "RE[5]: 2011???"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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?


Bullcrap; Apple have been selling their products in New Zealand for well over 20 years, well before they became a big player in the computer market. If a small company like Apple 20 years ago could target a market of less than 4million people with almost half the GDP per capita as the United States then I bloody well think that a company who is in a stronger position can do like wise.

If your products aren't accessible to the marketplace then you're going to f--king fail! it doesn't matter how good the product is, how many oooh's and aaah's are said by fanboys jerking their gherkin off in front of the computers screen - it'll remain nothing than a wet dream fantasy for the majority of people. Don't come to this forum bitching that your favourite company is failing in the marketplace when they exclude 9/10 of the worlds population from ever being able to get a hold of the device.

Edited 2010-09-29 00:14 UTC

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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[6]: 2011???
by kaiwai on Wed 29th Sep 2010 00:24 in reply to "RE[5]: 2011???"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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


Yeah I know but nothing pisses me off more than circle jerk of Apple haters putting up alternatives which 9/10 people in the world couldn't purchase even if they had funds ready to so.

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.


True, I was also wondering the same things about the lack of details - I can understand the old adage of under promise and then over deliver but at the same time if you fail to provide at least the details then people will decide not to hold off their purchases and simply go for the one that is already shipping and is a known quantity.

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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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