Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

Any tablet is better than the PlayBook for one simple reason: I don't want to buy a goddamn crappy BlackBerry phone just to be able to email from my tablet!


I have one (compound) word for you: Webmail.

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jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

I have several words for you. This is rubbish! When one is paying $500 for a 7" screen device, it had better have a localized email client. Especially when its the supposed strength of the company. Think mobile messaging, think BB right? So now they jump into the new market and abandon the company mantra to say, " Hey, we got one too!" Please stop trolling.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

When one is paying $500 for a 7" screen device, it had better have a localized email client. Especially when its the supposed strength of the company. Think mobile messaging, think BB right?


That's about as intelligent as buying a Honda lawn tractor and expecting to be able to use it like a motorcycle because, uh, that's what Honda's known for right?

The only two market segments that matter to RIM with the PlayBook are corporate users (most of whom already have a BlackBerry) & normal consumers, who don't know a POP3 server from a hole in the ground and just use webmail even on their desktops/laptops.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If it is webmail one uses, why buy a PlayBook?

But this is just silly. RIM made its name selling BlackBerries that had one powerful feature: email. If they can't build that in to their iPad killer from day one something is very wrong.

They ruined the first impression completely. Compare this to the Apple Newton. The later generations were pretty good, but everybody had in their minds the image of the first version. Now the words "PlayBook" and "suck" are forever linked.

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