PB OS 2.0 vs the New Ipad
Playbook just got a new lifeline thrown at it.
The 'new' Ipad is really the same hold ipad1/2/2.1 or whatever.
RIM can now do some cool stuff with the playbook on the software end to their advantage.
- 03-07-12, 12:36 PM #3
Anyways - after looking at the imore site, the new additions to the ipad are...
- Retina display at 2024×1536.
- A5X chipset with quad-core graphics.
- 5 megapixel rear camera, IR filter, autofocus and white balance, face detection (essentially iPhone 4 camera with iPhone 4S software)
I honestly expected there to be all kinds of new crazy stuff but alas - it looks like all it will be is some faster and better hardware and better display.
Again, I dont see the new ipad causing the downfall of RIM anymore than the ipad 2.
Edit: I see they are updating the site so it looks like more spec's are forthcoming.
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- 03-07-12, 12:42 PM #4
Not a huge playbook fan, but with what I can see from 'the new ipad', frankily speaking after so much waiting Apple seemed to have disappointed.
OS 2.0 added WAy MORE feature to the same playbook I bought, than this new ipad did....
Almost uncanny of Apple and from a neutral point of view, I would have to say apple disappointed and this is like a HUGE lifeline for RIM to push Playbook to the max FTW.
- 03-07-12, 12:51 PM #7
- 03-07-12, 12:53 PM #9
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- 03-07-12, 12:53 PM #10
I did notice you omitted the LTE capability, and under-spec'd the resolution a bit, but I guess it's not all that significant to you.
- 03-07-12, 12:58 PM #12
- 03-07-12, 12:59 PM #13
Better graphics and higher processing power are great, but in this case they seem to come with a price: heavier, and thicker. Considering that at least some users have reported a preference for the actual physical device of the Playbook due to it's light weight and grippy surface, there's some chance these considerations may move a few sales.
The biggest questions I'd have would revolve around heat and battery life.
Finally, there's the whole issue of innovation here. The iPad3 doesn't seem to come with any new functionality. Compare that with the OS 2.0 upgrade that added Print to Go, and BB Remote; both innovations that Apple doesn't match.
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03-07-12, 01:00 PM #14
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people with idevices must have a really good data plan to be able to stream all the 'retina' content or use the icloud.
Everytime i watch the icloud commercial i am horrified at how they use data. correct me if I am wrong, but if I dl an app on a phone...does it also automatically dl it on my computer and tablet as well? or if i take a picture from one of the devices, does it automatically upload/download to all my other devices?? that's one crazy data plan. Not to mention a complete waste of hd space which can't be upgraded.
- 03-07-12, 01:01 PM #15
- 03-07-12, 01:02 PM #18
Resolution on the PlayBook is plenty, TYVM. Also, your "resolution" on the iPad does nothing but increase the sharpness of the material on screen. It does not actually give you more functional real-estate. Apple is not after more working surface
- 03-07-12, 01:02 PM #20
And the LTE attribute is fairly insignificant for alot of locations since LTE isnt even available yet. I know its not available in my area. Still on 3G.
/shameless gorillaz plug
- 03-07-12, 01:09 PM #21
I'm feeling like Apple's "innovation" (if it can even be called that) has finally stalled and RIM HAS TO take advantage of this.... this is a chance i'm pretty sure that they werent expecting.... they must execute properly BB10 and on time this year or the PB will not grow..
- 03-07-12, 01:14 PM #24
The pb needs to come out with something that will attract the average Joe away from a discounted ipad2 or some other popular tablet.
- 03-07-12, 01:14 PM #25
I'm sure the res is fine, kind of like how Android users claim their battery life is just fine and iOS users claim they're fine without Flash.