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Thread: Blackberry unveils its PlayBook. What you guys think?

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    Key features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook include:

    7 LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
    BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
    1 GHz dual-core processor
    1 GB RAM
    Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
    Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
    Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
    HDMI video output
    Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
    Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
    Ultra thin and portable:
    o Measures 5.1x7.6x0.4 (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
    o Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
    Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
    RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

    This all sounds pretty sweet. I do worry about the price (that we still don't know) and the 3rd-party apps available though.

    What you guys think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaez_4m9mQ

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    iPad killer No. 895

    Store date: unknown, sometime next year
    Price: no idea
    Battery life: 10-12h like the iPad? Probably not.
    Apps: not many
    Sales prediction: weak

    History repeats itself. I've been reading about iPhone killers since 2007. It's sad that so many companies, even big players, aren't able to hold a candle to a small manufacturer like Apple. Even months later nothing comparable to the iPad is available or production ready. They had enough time to copy Apple but can't manage to do it.

    Who is impressed by the technical specs (only on paper of course for the next few month) of the playbook must not forget, that the iPad 2 will be available next spring at the latest.

    Competition would be healthy for the iPad. So far it's non existent.

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    The question is however if the other are just too stupid to copy Apple or if Steve Jobs is too intelligent to have the iPhone copied. I'm not really happy with that iPhone hype. I mean look around, every single jerk owns it now. Apple is really becoming the new Microsoft...
    Stinson Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinson View Post
    Apple is really becoming the new Microsoft...
    Out of 100 mobile phone users 3 have an iPhone.
    Out of 100 computer users 5 have a Mac.
    Out of 100 computer users 90 have a Windows based PC.

    Microsoft is a software company. Apple is a hardware company.

    Microsoft almost has a monopoly. Apple products are bought by a minority.

    So your statment is based on what?

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    He could be basing it on Market Cap, or several other criteria. Don't be such a dick, he has a valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    iPad killer No. 895

    Store date: unknown, sometime next year
    Price: no idea
    Battery life: 10-12h like the iPad? Probably not.
    Apps: not many
    Sales prediction: weak

    History repeats itself. I've been reading about iPhone killers since 2007. It's sad that so many companies, even big players, aren't able to hold a candle to a small manufacturer like Apple. Even months later nothing comparable to the iPad is available or production ready. They had enough time to copy Apple but can't manage to do it.

    Who is impressed by the technical specs (only on paper of course for the next few month) of the playbook must not forget, that the iPad 2 will be available next spring at the latest.

    Competition would be healthy for the iPad. So far it's non existent.
    I never said it's an iPad killer mainly because I don't think the iPad is worth killing, contrary to the iPhone. I take it as a tablet, period.

    As for the iPad 2, all the features that I highlighted (outside the processor) definitely won't be on any iPad, even the 5th generation.

    I agree with you that history seems to be repeating itself but I'm pretty sure competition will come faster than for the iPhone. If only manufacturers would try to bring innovative products to the table instead of waiting for somebody else to do it.

    Oh and Apple is not a hardware company any more than it is a software one. Actually, most of Apple fame and reputation comes from its software, not hardware. What makes the iPhone what it is is iOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliebee View Post
    Oh and Apple is not a hardware company any more than it is a software one. Actually, most of Apple fame and reputation comes from its software, not hardware.
    93% of Apple's revenue is hardware. 90% of Microsoft's revenue is software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinson View Post
    The question is however if the other are just too stupid to copy Apple or if Steve Jobs is too intelligent to have the iPhone copied. I'm not really happy with that iPhone hype. I mean look around, every single jerk owns it now. Apple is really becoming the new Microsoft...
    Why you mad though? The iPhone is great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    Why you mad though? The iPhone is great...
    Yeah, iPhone is great if you had a nice jail-break
    ...

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