Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rim Introduces the PlayBook

It sounds better than iPad.

In case you missed it, yesterday RIM unveiled their tablet device called “PlayBook” at their developer conference. The PlayBook is being touted as the world’s first professional tablet. And it does look somewhat impressive. The PlayBook comes loaded with multitasking, BES support, etc and is ultra thin at 9.7 mm. I just wonder who is going to buy it.

Let’s face it, Apple takes up all of the oxygen in the tablet space. I’d be surprised if most people know that PlayBook exists. Apple has created this Willy Wonka appeal for their products and I’m not sure that even business professionals will be swayed to buy RIM’s new device. If they need exchange support a few may pick up a PlayBook, which I believe the iPad lacks, but for the everyday consumer, I can’t really see them picking the PlayBook over an iPad, just because of Apples appeal to the regular consumer.

As for which device would perform better and do what you want to do, we’ll have to wait till there are some reviews out in order to make a good decision on this device. My fears are that it won’t have the battery life the iPad has, since it has a dual core processor. But it appears to be slightly smaller, so I’ll have to wait and see if my suspicions are true.

So what do you think of the PlayBook? Are you going to buy one?


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