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Friday, 15 April 2011 11:15

RIM Playbook gets blasted by reviewers

Written by Nick Farell

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Bit of a rush job
RIM's new Playbook tablet is getting a caning from reviewers who think it is a bit of a rush job designed to get something in the market to counter the iPad. A lot of the brickbats are directed at the fact that the Playbook will not do anything useful, like email, unless it is hooked up to Blackberry.

Of course the most abuse comes from the New York Times which has sacrificed any shred of credibity it might have had by acting as Jobs' Mob's unpaid press office for years. New York Times' David Pogue wrote that RIM has just shipped a BlackBerry product that cannot do email. “It must be skating season in hell."

Of course he failed to mention that Apple has been shipping products that can't tell the time lately. But there does appear to be a fair bit wrong with the Playbook.

The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg said that he had the strong impression RIM is scrambling to get the product to market and the PlayBook is a a tablet with a case of codependency. Stupidly the Playbook is priced as high as the iPad and while it is a lot more secure than the Jobs' Mob product the fact it has to be plugged into another device to do something as basic as email is insane.

Blackberry argues that it needs to do it this way to protect business customers and networks. It promises that it will offer secure email and other key services will come later, not at launch.

However it also handles Flash websites very well, there is a connected TV and multi-tasking of multimedia which are two things the iPad cannot manage.


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-1 #1 Jigar 2011-04-15 12:16
Quote:
New York Times' David Pogue wrote : Blah blah blah.....


Quote:
Of course he ^ failed to mention that Apple has been shipping products that can't tell the time lately. But there does appear to be a fair bit wrong with the Playbook.


thanks for the laugh... :lol:
 
 
+2 #2 ASilver 2011-04-15 16:18
I found the comment on the NYT really disappointing. I don't actually have any opinion on them, but it is completely irrelevant to the article. What Pogue didn't say abut iPad has NOTHING to do with the article, and what is worse, the article then quotes other sources completely AGREEING with the NYT comment. So in other words, the author here makes gratuitious shots at the NYT while saying they are 100% correct. FWIW, I don't have a single Apple product (last one was an Apple II back in the day), but the endless anti-Apple bias making up excuses to use the term Job's Mob, or some other slam of Apple is utterly unprofessional.
 
 
+3 #3 riciux 2011-04-15 16:55
As long as they can deliver "secure email and other key services" at later AND not-so-far away date, I think it's alright.
 
 
-2 #4 jozef 2011-04-16 07:28
I wish Fud would drop Nick Farrel.
 
 
+3 #5 Calabros 2011-04-16 09:43
Quoting jozef:
I wish Fud would drop Nick Farrel.


one day you wish Fud drop Fuad, and one day wish drop Nick
both are cool guys. have any problem with them? stick with Pogue not funny at all articles
 
 
-3 #6 jozef 2011-04-16 18:57
Quoting Calabros:
Quoting jozef:
I wish Fud would drop Nick Farrel.


one day you wish Fud drop Fuad, and one day wish drop Nick
both are cool guys. have any problem with them? stick with Pogue not funny at all articles


Please don't put words in my mouth. I've only ever had issue with the one-sided garbage Farrell regurgitates.
 
 
-1 #7 grndzro 2011-04-18 00:11
This guy is utterly retarded....the playbook model in question is the one designed to be tethered to a smartphone. It dosen't even have to be Blackberry smartphone.

He also fails to mention the WiFi model, and the Upcomming 3G playbook.

Fud this author needs to be dragged out in the street and shot.
 
 
+3 #8 DaRAGE 2011-04-18 06:36
Bah to all you backward people. I like the authors writing style and all the funny quirky names brought out in Fudzilla.

The fact is it cant do email... and hooking a smartphone up to a blackberry to use the Tablet is just downright backward in nature, and a bother.

Make something a breeze and simple to use and it will be liked. Make something hard and difficult to do is a pain in the ass and a waste of the customers time. Poor job RIM
 

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