BlackBerry PlayBook missed out on the holiday season due to glitches

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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