One thing HP did right that RIM did not...
Don't think I'm a hater in anyway. I love my BB and I will most likely be getting a PB
The thing I am seeing from this HP presentation is that they are releasing 2 new phones along side their Tablet. I think this is a very smart move because they can make them work together very well (Touch-to-Share). RIM is currently behind with their phones. The only one that is even close to being up-to-date is the Torch (which I have and love) and that was kind of behind when it was released last August. If RIM was releasing one of their next gen phones at the same time as the PB, I think they would greatly compliment each other.
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- CrackBerry Master
02-09-2011, 01:25 PM #3
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RIM has some big hitters scheduled for spring and summer release.
I don't see anything that HP/Palm announced ground shattering, same pre like phones written FAIL all over it basically their key-boards suck big time and with such small screens I really doubt if they think they can complete against the existing crop and the exception being their tablet which might see success because of HP's marketing and existing retailer partnerships.
With RIMs strategy to target this to BlackBerry owners primarily (I'm not dumb like a lot of people here, I know how useful the PB is even without a BB) it would have been nice to have a couple fresh phones releasing along side of it.
I'm really not trying to knock RIM, just saying they really could have nailed it if they had a new powerful phone ready!
Hey, I'm not marketer, it just seems to me to be a good idea.
- 02-09-2011, 01:38 PM #7
Um sorry HP launching new phones with this is not doing something right. Besides like others are saying we've got Blackberry's in the pipeline that are going to be sweet, not the QNX ones yet, but some NEW phones will coincide with the cellular Playbooks.
- 02-09-2011, 01:39 PM #8
The Pre's are lousy phones, so who cares if they launch with the tablet? It was a dismal failure before, (the Pre) and it will continue to be a failure. Bad build quality, smallish screens....it wasn't long before the Pre was free on Verizon. And then Verizon tried to sweeten the pot by giving new Pre owners free Hotspot service. They STILL didn't sell.Dave - Moto Bionic
Take my parents for example. They are in the 60s and both own a BB because they thought my Tour was cool. They will both be eligible for an upgrade around summer time. Now, they will most likely be getting a new BlackBerry, but if they go into the verizon store and see this cool new Tablet and a new phone that works in a neat innovative way with the Tablet, my parents could easily be lored away from their BlackBerrys.
I'm just using that as an example. And my original point is that people will be in the same situation when the PB is released, and they may have been able to lore some extra people to BlackBerry if they had a two headed attack.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-09-2011, 01:57 PM #16
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the Ipad was released in Jan 2010.. and the iphone is always released sometime in June.
what i'm saying is, you're asking for the "exception" and not the "RULE" when it comes to device releases.
because they want that guy who bought the iphone.. and who owns the ipod touch to get the iPad and feel special..and appear Cool for the next 6 months.. he willeventually buy the next iPad once it comes out
- 02-09-2011, 02:16 PM #18
You don't need the latest phone to bridge with the Playbook. You basically just need OS5+.
Can the Touchpad connect with the Palm Pre or Palm Pre 2?
- 02-09-2011, 02:38 PM #20
- 02-09-2011, 02:51 PM #21
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
02-09-2011, 02:59 PM #22
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It's not like a newer BB would make the PB any faster or more productive, unless you're on a 2G BB and tethering maybe...one of these days see me drivin' round town in my rock 'n' rolls Royce with the sun roof down
my bottle of booze no summertime blues shouting loud look at me in my rock 'n ' roll voice...
- 02-09-2011, 03:11 PM #23
I really don't understand this thread. Firstly, the PB has been getting a hard time from users and media people for "needing" a BB to use it to its full capability. Now its getting criticized for not being released with new phones that would be even more integrated with the tablet? Do people want stand-alone operation or do they want it tightly integrated with a specific handset? Apparently nobody can make up their mind.
Secondly, how come there is no criticism for HP for releasing a tablet that needs a new WebOS phone to function properly? Everybody was all over RIM when they introduced the bridging concept.
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- 02-09-2011, 03:27 PM #25
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