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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lopisaur
Member since:
2006-02-27

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.


Sorry to disturb your fanboyness, but do some googling.
Copland? Pink? Taligent?
Jeez.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

You didn't notice? It was all during the time Jobs wasn't in charge! (And thus, Apple wasn't Apple.) It's really the exception that proves the rule, literaly.

Edited 2010-09-30 21:45 UTC

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Copland was released as a beta to developers and shown at an expo.... It DID exist!

At least check your examples before posting and complaining other people dont google!

FYI.
November 1995
First beta, or test, version of Copland released to developers.

http://news.cnet.com/Macs-new-OS-Seven-years-in-the-making/2009-104...

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Copland was released as a beta to developers and shown at an expo.... It DID exist!


I have a copy somewhere.

At least check your examples before posting and complaining other people dont google!


But are you actually reading what the upstream poster is saying? Jobs WAS NOT at Apple in 1995. He was still at Next/Pixar. He didn't return to Apple till *late* 1996. He didn't become the full CEO until some time after that - what 1997/1998? It wasn't till 1998 that he went about with a hatchet, killing products like Newton.

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lopisaur Member since:
2006-02-27

I never said Copland didn't exist. The point was "working and not experimental". As in something that is NOT Beta, something that you could use in a PRODUCTION environment. IBM also released Workplace OS under Taligent, but I wouldn't call it a working, non-experimental product.

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