- CrackBerry Addict
01-02-13, 12:30 AM #27
- 971 Posts
- 01-02-13, 02:47 AM #30
RIM did the smart thing to bring in new Playbook users by slashing prices. More Playbooks out there mean more developers coming onboard, so hopefully that makes QNX/BB10 a more attractive ecosystem. A Qt developer could target Symbian, Meego, Jolla/Sailfish and BB10 using most of the same back-end code but the UI would need to use platform-specific widgets. A fourth ecosystem perhaps?
RIM will have to go through what Microsoft did when it shifted from WP7 to WP8 but there should be plenty of Playbook apps that can run on BB10 without modifications. That gives time for developers to re-code for the new platform. Not sure about Java apps on older phones, will those work out of the box with BB10?
- CrackBerry User
01-03-13, 01:09 PM #32
- 43 Posts
I think a 2nd generation wifi PB won't come maybe till later 2013 (Aug+)... So current PB's won't be discontinued so soon.
Let's hope the new 10 OS comes to PB soon with great improvements in customization and other (much needed) features/functions.
- 01-03-13, 01:49 PM #33
In some of the really powerful chains, products are absolutely done 'on consignment'. Put it in our stores, if it sells, we take a cut. If it doesn't, we send it back (for a full refund). In some cases, we destroy it and don't send it back, but you credit us anyway. And BTW: you'll also need to pay us for premium placement, pay for your own merchandising and buy a certain amount of flyer advertising. And if it doesn't move ____ amount, we'll send it back.
RIM made their portion regardless of what the store sells the product for.
- 01-03-13, 01:54 PM #34
There is a newer PlayBook ... a 1.5 GHZ, LTE, 32GB model ... first released in August. I keep repeating it, yet people keep saying "PlayBook is two years old". This has all the earmarks of cleaning up a retail mess that Thorsten inherited with the older PlayBook and taking a much more conservative approach with the newer PlayBook.
Rim made the announcement about the 16GB being done but NEVER anything about the 32 or 64!!
- 01-03-13, 08:24 PM #36
- 01-04-13, 06:03 AM #37
When I got my wife's PB at Office Depot before Christmas, it was already on clearance. I think we have to be real; with all the price slashing, including accessories, somethings going on. The Playbook has already been on the market for an extended period for similar products; barring items like the ipad. Even though Crackberry has a nice little community here, many in the general population haven't even heard of the PB. This doesn't hindernits usability for me, but I'm also.being realistic that I may never see BB10.
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