7" iPad almost a certainty.
Rene Ritchie wouldn't have written this without a strong reason to believe it was true. This is hugely important to the BB community. If it pans out, it will destroy the PB, which some believe to be a key piece for RIM's future.
For the record, I don't believe that. I think it is no more necessary for RIM to build a tablet than it was for them to build a notebook. The tablet will be the new notebook, IMO. It is very necessary for computer manufacturers to have this form factor, and for MS to provide an OS, if they want to stay in business, but not RIM.
This may end up hurting RIM badly in the short-term. RIM has put a lot of eggs in the PB cart. They are even doubling down to produce another one that will be even more niche, IMO. If Apple comes in and cleans up the low-end market, there will be about as much oxygen in the tablet room as there is in the MP3 room. NONE!
That means that RIM will have yet another failed headliner and more losses in the era of their new, savior OS. That is a very bad thing as they will be forced to scrap the PB and take heavy losses at a time when they can least afford it.
Apple doesn't even care about this market. It is almost an anti-competitive move, except it's perfectly legal. I don't think we want to see RIM's new 4G tab come out just in time to compete with the 7" iPad for $200. This could end up being what determines if RIM is in business, or not.
- 05-10-2012, 01:51 PM #3
If it releases at say, a $399 price point, it won't be in the PlayBook market. PlayBook has made it pretty clear they are going after the bottom price market, where I doubt we'll see Apple.I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-10-2012, 01:56 PM #4
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Bottom price does not equal bottom functionality. For a number of reasons I got the ipad 2, when it outgrows my needs, I'm first looking at PB, then Windows, then Android. ipad is way too expensive to be used as a netflix streaming device.They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A fanatic is one who won't change his mind...or the subject.
- 05-10-2012, 02:15 PM #9
They have been????BlackBerry 10...the future of mobile technology, today!.
- 05-10-2012, 02:26 PM #10I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
- 05-10-2012, 02:31 PM #13
So far, 7 inch tablets have been "DOA" compared to the iPad. Nothing comes remotely close when it come to sales.
Also, the PB isn't the only 7 inch tablet out there. If anything, they would be worried about the Kindle Fire because it outsells the PB as well, and has a much larger app and digital content ecosystem.
- 05-10-2012, 02:35 PM #15
On a side note, you should take a good look at some of the very expensive apps windows 8 tabs will come included with. Imagine how huge it will be for a lot of people and businesses to have the worlds largest and most successful office software suite on a tablet. The same suite that's already installed on 3/4 of desktops worldwide (including Mac desktops!)...
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If I was a gambling man, I'd say windows 8 tablets are going to arrive with a slow start, and then take off once people start finding out it has things they hadn't initially considered, and then it'll be "oh wait.. say what??"
Of course that's where the advertising comes in. They'll need to be on top of that.
- 05-10-2012, 02:40 PM #16BlackBerry 10...the future of mobile technology, today!.
- CrackBerry User
05-10-2012, 03:24 PM #17
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There is no way you will see that resolution in the 7inch ipad if it comes to reality. They will go with the same resolution as the ipad/ipad2.
Rimm needs to bump up the resolution to at least the development alpha phone for the 4g pb later this year.
Display sharpness/clarity is huge factor in purchasing a tablet going forward. Look what apple did with the new ipad. Hardware matters. Need to keep pushing forward rim.
Love my playbook. Give me a nice upgrade in display/processor/nfc, etc, I will be buying later this year. And keep pushing on the browser front. The tablet market will be exploding in the coming years. Have to be a player there.
- 05-10-2012, 03:34 PM #18
OP aren't you the same one that has touting 7" tablets are going and are nowhere.
Make up your mind.
- 05-10-2012, 04:14 PM #22
That's fine I'll take my spanking if I have one coming. I point to the OP's opinion on 7" tablets. I guess that is off topic. It is that red triangle in the upper corner.
- 05-10-2012, 04:35 PM #24