Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Well, IT managers at large enterprises (RIM's core customers) absolutely love this - helps protect the integrity of the network. I'm not saying its perfect from the perspective of a consumer device, but RIM has opted for this for a specific reason (its not an oversight on their part).
Maybe someone should tell RIM's marketing department that the Playbook tablet is better designed for corporate and enterprise use. Attachment 62069 http://us.blackberry.com/
The Blackberry front page as it appears at the moment. 'It's game
on', 'awesome web, gaming
, video experience'. The screen shows the thing playing a racing game
. A direct link for consumers
to buy the thing from Best Buy. Even the name 'Playbook' sounds like the Sony games consoles, as someone else has already pointed out. Seems to me that RIM is heavily marketing the Playbook as a consumer, gaming and entertainment device, to go head-to-head with things like the iPad, Galaxy Tab, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS(whatever). Its dependance on another Blackberry device and Blackberry subscription makes it a complete fail for consumer web, e-mail, gaming and entertainment purposes.