The RIM Playbook Is Imminent, Does Anybody Want One?

By: (Contributing Editor)


Staff Note: Sep 22, 2010 Don’t forget about our ongoing contests and prize giveaways such as the weekly iPhone 4 giveaway, Zagg Sparq 2.0 giveaway, Playstation Move Bundle and exciting passes to exclusive events!  We’re always doing contest giveaways every month so it pays to stay tuned in!

The Playbook?


Tree In The Woods?

As a former user/fan and a current Blackberry Storm 2 user I seem to have become a supporter of potential lost causes (could I possibly be a Jet fan at heart?).  I see the viral acceptance and adoption of the Android platform, the popularity of the iPad and how it has spawned a frenzy of similar tablet platforms.  And now, rumor has it that RIM will be releasing it’s answer to the tablet… enter the Playbook.  Will it be the shot in the arm that RIM is seeking or be more like the proverbial fallen tree in the woods?

The funny thing is, this information has been circulating from many sources but check the Research In Motion (RIM) site and you’ll find that there is no information to be found regarding the Playbook.  Despite this, on September 21, 2010, WSJ.com reported that RIM “could unveil its new tablet computer—as well as the operating system that will power it—as early as next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco”.  One note of hope is that rumor has it that RIM will be ditching the BlackBerry 6 OS in favor of an entirely new platform produced by the recently acquired .  Perhaps will prove innovative enough to infuse some much needed life into RIM’s once dominant product line.  Still, there are several elephants in the room including the effectiveness of the user interface, the stability of the new platform, available applications and whether the platform will provide enough memory for them.

The tablet will retail at $499 for the basic model.


So, what are you thoughts?  Does the Playbook sound promising?  Are you already sold and committed to other tablet platforms like the iPad or the Galaxy Tab?  Is the market already too crowded? Share your thoughts and opinions.  If we get enough feedback, we may be inclined to explore the possibility of yet another giveaway! :) And if you know us, we always do!

If you’re curious to learn more about the RIM Playbook announcement, please visit the link below.


via: The Wall Street Journal


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Tony brings over 25 years of executive experience in the IT and marketing industry. He is a proud alumni of Yale University where he majored in English Literature, minored in Film and published the university yearbook (Yale Banner) for two years.


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  • Dreamin2win

    Intrigued

  • http://twitter.com/iAppleWinner To Be Winner

    I. want.

  • http://twitter.com/kujen92 Elizabeth

    YEAH I want one!

  • http://twitter.com/mkjmc Katherine Persons

    Great info! LOoks like something I would love to try out! Thanks for the great review

  • Arlene F

    I really want one , very Intriguing! :O) @madly59

  • http://twitter.com/babydest Charlette Neely

    Awesome

  • http://twitter.com/treetrout1 Deborah Curan

    I would love one – I think RIM makes great phones and this will be great. THey have such a wonderful reputation with their smart phones. I wonder if this will beat out the ipad?

  • Anonymous

    I think competition is healthy for development. Bring it on, keep the others on their toes. @AnnickVer

  • Anonymous

    It looks neat- and is it smaller than an IPad? The Ipad looks a bit bulky. Will this support flash like IPad apparently doesn’t? @tannawings

  • Anonymous

    My daughter and I would share this. I do not have any tablets and this would be a great start..
    I am a twitter follower with my twitter name @makeetis

  • http://twitter.com/wins4me bernielin

    I absolutely want one!

  • shawna

    I sooooo want one!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/swb33 Steven Bramley

    I would so luv to Win this..I dont have anything like this and i would like to change that lol..:)

    twitter @swb33

  • http://twitter.com/msmorev Maureen V

    I would love to see how this compares to the IPad. It looks really interesting and I don’t think the market is too crowded. Competition always breeds innovation. :)

  • Kelly M

    I’d love to win this. Looks so cool!

  • Jerry G

    oh my yes!!! most definitely, I’d love to have one of these!!

  • C. Davis

    are you kidding? of course I would love one!!!!!

  • Ditto

    I would definitely love to try this out, RIM’s version to the iPad looks great!

  • Kelley Koehler

    Looks awesome! I would love to win one!!

  • Anonymous

    retweeted as @AnnickVer sidney cook

  • Anonymous

    forgot to add the link to my tweet http://twitter.com/AnnickVer/status/26803612760

    and could not edit the previous post. sorry for the duplication

  • http://twitter.com/DotMarie1 Dorothy Sandman

    Would love one! thank you for the chance! Tweeting as DotMarie1

  • Tbonpc
  • Karla Sceviour

    I want one!! ;)

  • Asya

    Twitting @asyatd .I am in love with it! Beautiful!

  • Cool Moms Cool Tips

    I definitvely want this one!!!! just switched to BB and not liking much, but this new one should do the trick!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sethandshannon1 Shannon Schulte

    I would love to try it

  • Paulyd

    playbook sucks!!!!!!

  • http://www.myrealitytech.com Brittney Wilson

    there are many claiming to be an ipad killer… we shall see!