The BlackBerry Playbook lives

by Volker Weber

This does not look so much like smoke and mirrors like the BBDevCon announcement did. Bonus: RIM-CoCEO Mike Laziridis announced at Adove AIR Max that each developer who submits an AIR app that gets accepted in BlackBerry Appworld will receive a free Playbook. Get those SDKs rolling.

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You can hear the little swipes at Mr. Jobs during their talk.

Bruce Elgort, 2010-10-26

They did the same at BBDevcon. I can't blame them. iPhone is breaking into BB territory on the same path that BB used: top down. Apple makes Flash irrelevant (CEO to IT: why can't I read our website on my iPad?). RIM is late to the market with a tablet, and Jobs declares the category of 7" pads as DOA. Plenty of reasons ...

Volker Weber, 2010-10-26

Is there any info public about its ability to sync with bes and as a 2nd device

Flemming Riis, 2010-10-26

It does not talk to a BES at all. The playbook is a companion to the BlackBerry. It will display information on your BlackBerry and let you act on it. But the data never resides on the Playbook.

Volker Weber, 2010-10-26

The chap on the right needs to nod some more.
:-)

Julian Woodward, 2010-10-26

:-) I think he is just indicating to Mike that he is on track with the teleprompter.

Volker Weber, 2010-10-26

The issue with the pad is that it is not saving or expanding RIM in the enterprise. As an additional tool that is not replacing other tools, the need will not be there. One of the many too late scenarios vendors are facing.

I talked about it some here from TheSocialNetworker blog posting.

Chris Miller, 2010-10-26

Why should someone take money out of his wallet to buy a bigger screen, which is totally useless without a BlackBerry, which will not store any (really?) data, which is restricted with #securitypoliciesfromhell (they do not allow me to use any Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Gowalla or similar software on my BlackBerry, why should they on the bigger screen? But I am allowed to surf on the resp. websites...hooray!). The screen size, the functionality and quality of the devive does not count at all.

Sven Richert, 2010-10-27

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