Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 30th Sep 2010 12:12 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "I am truly shocked that so many people are being duped by BlackBerry's recent announcement of their tablet, the PlayBook. I have read endless comments from people who are saying they can't wait to get this tablet computer. Well, I think I have some bad news for you folks. There is no evidence that the PlayBook exist as advertised. Why do I say this? I will make it brief..."
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

His point is that RIM uses CG graphics in their ads, not an actual working unit. Well...boo-hoo? It's pretty common nowadays. They might just be finalizing the actual hardware and didn't have one at hand, and decided it's easier to just do it in CG for the time being?

It's not illegal, nor does it mean such a device doesn't exist.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

OTOH, it's true that a commercial means nothing nowadays. Courier's commercials were really appealing, too...

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

No, but it doesn’t show any level of trust.

Apple: iPad. Here it is, it works, try it yourself, shipping this month.

That is a whole world apart from the trickery RIM is pulling here.

We might complain about the RDF, but Apple seriously know how to not bullcrap us with releases. They will keep it totally secret and then ship the actual real, working product preferably the day they announce it.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Apple: iPad. Here it is, it works, try it yourself, shipping this month.


Your memory deceives you. It took more than two months for it to ship.

Companies announce products ahead of launch ALL THE TIME you know, ESPECIALLY when it involes an ENTIRELY NEW operating system with a BRAND NEW development environment. You know, like how it took 6 months for the original iPhone to ship. Did you complain then? The white iPhone 4?

The usual hypocrisy of the Apple fanboys.

Edited 2010-09-30 13:33 UTC

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

That's the case all the time. Apple never does "concepts", also. They just release working devices, and never show experimental products. That's the way they work, and showing concepts (to gauge interest, to show off, to attract investors and shareholders) is the way other companies work.

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

but Apple seriously know how to not bullcrap us with releases. They will keep it totally secret and then ship the actual real, working product preferably the day they announce it.

White. iPhone.

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