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RIM confirms its commitment to the BlackBerry PlayBook, not exiting the tablet scene anytime soon

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Sep 2011, 03:26

Well, it seems like RIM is not considering exiting the tablet market after all. In a recent tweet, the company clarified that it is still “highly committed” to its BlackBerry PlayBook slate...

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posted on 30 Sep 2011, 04:05 1

1. Bob (unregistered)

RIM should launch a new tablet.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 04:39

2. ralphyd (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 May 2011)

I don't understand why it is taking them such a long time to release a software update that adds email (without bridge). This was a crippling blow to this tablet in the beginning and something that should have been addressed before release or shortly after. I think the Playbook is a very decent tablet but it's no surprise they had to slash the price of it. I mean pricing it in line with the competition when unfinished just doesn't work.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:10

3. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I felt that a single source rumor might have been silly to respond to, but the Playbook has not been a success and it really hasn't been supported well. Again, I feel like I post the same thought as far as RIM, but can they afford to compete in this day and age with a whole line of products while shelling out for the ecosystem of both hardware and software? If they are unable to update the Playbook quickly, how will they maintain an entire line of QNX smart devices? Just not liking Blackberry and it's odds as they are structured right now......

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 10:43 1

4. seancr7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

I was pumped about the playbook until I found out there was no email. I was speechless.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 11:14

5. TrojanAttack (unregistered)

I clicked on the above rim play book review link and infected with a password stealer Trojan. Not trolling though.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:58

6. ginger rogers (unregistered)

The playbook with native email will be a new device. Add a 3G/4G model and you have something that will sell.
The existing version should have been sold through IT departments only, as it only worked properly bridged to a BB handset.

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