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BlackBerry PlayBook missed out on the holiday season due to glitches

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BlackBerry PlayBook missed out on the holiday season due to glitches
You really can't find any fault with RIM in regards to the launch of their PlayBook – especially when they came out from the start saying that it won't be available until the beginning of the new year. Still, it was probably even a wise move on their part to keep the device away from the hands of reporters covering RIM's announcement last week.

According to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Askok Kumar, there were apparently bugs that plagued the PlayBook and that the Neutrino operating system by QNX isn't fully ready to be shown off to the world. Specifically, there were glitches seen with the Marvell Armada 610 application processor that they've been employing, but was recently replaced with something from Texas Instruments.

Sure there are going to be a lot of people bummed by the fact that it won't be here in time for the gift giving holiday period, but the ample time before an early 2011 release should allow them to fine tune this thing and get consumers excited by it – especially on the platform side which is the biggest question mark for right now.

via Barron's

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


damn... there goes christmas...... riiiiiiight.....

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 13:31

2. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Would much rather them get it right then release prematurely like the Storm 1. We all remember what a nightmare that was.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 13:59

3. gridlock (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Texas Instruments?! Does that mean the Playbook will have the dual-core OMAP4 inside? Wow, good times, greal battery life and awesome image processing, no wonder they slapped 5MP on a tablet, go RIM

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 15:21

4. avgjoe (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Aug 2010)


Called it...check my last post.....Damn shame. But hey...

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