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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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Manu. Facturing.

You’re missing the comparison. Apple didn’t fake the white iPhone with CG and an empty shell. It existed, but they couldn’t get the manufacturing to scale at the last minute.

RIM are trying to pass off a product that doesn’t exist as the done deal. The iPhone however was being built, boxed, and sent to distribution centres as Steve was talking.

There’s a vast chasm between being able to build a prototype and having a product that can be unboxed, installed, and used by customers. Vast.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

RIM are trying to pass off a product that doesn’t exist as the done deal.


Doesn't exist? Based on what evidence? RIM is a publicly traded company - they can't just announce a major product that doesn't exist without repercussions from the financial authorities. If they say it exists - it exists. The original iPhone was only demonstrated by Jobs - it took them six months to get it to market. Sure, it was demoed - but that doesn't say anything. For all we knew, it was a simple Flash (lol) demo.

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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

The original iPhone was only demonstrated by Jobs - it took them six months to get it to market. Sure, it was demoed - but that doesn't say anything. For all we knew, it was a simple Flash (lol) demo.


NO. Journalists were able to see the actual device and a few even got to touch it, where they saw some of the apps were unfinished but that it WAS an actual, working device.

We've seen nothing here to indicate that the Playbook actually WORKS or that there is a version of QNX that currently functions on that device as implied.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

Yeah, but did they actually say the device work turn out like in the commercial or is this another sad sad Big Mac experience.

Until someone posts actual footage or at least a review from Engadget or Gizmodo or something i'll take the trailer with plenty of Ketchup (but no pickles damit!).

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