- 01-25-13, 12:45 PM #77
- CrackBerry Genius
01-25-13, 12:49 PM #78
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Didn't RIM stop making PB's long ago? They announced the end of the 16GB presumably because they are just about sold out.
The PB is on borrowed time but I would not say dead because the PB is still supported and will be updated again. If this new OS is good enough they may bring out some new hardware but certainly not this 2 year old design.
- 01-25-13, 02:23 PM #82
- CrackBerry Master
01-25-13, 02:37 PM #83
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- 01-25-13, 02:42 PM #84
Absolutely Not! Tablets sales are expected to sky rocket in 2013. They are fighting to get back in the game and tablets are now a huge part of the game. I do think we will see a Phablet before a new PlayBook though. Aristo.
- 01-25-13, 03:33 PM #85
They announced the end of the 16GB presumably because they are just about sold out.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-25-13, 04:59 PM #89
- 401 Posts
I say there is a few indications that RIM is not giving up on the Playbook (Or tablet line whatever it may be called) First thing that shows RIM pushing the Playbook is on their Blackberry Developer Blackberry World page: https://developer.blackberry.com/blackberryworld/ Where in BIG bold print they point out to developers that "90% of all PLAYBOOK users upgrade to the latest operating system version within 1 MONTH of its release. Why push the Playbook to developers if you are getting rid of it?
Other proof I have found as a developer that BB10 is coming to Playbook is in the BBUI.css file for the BB10 Slider user interface feature:
BB10 Slider for 1024x600
Also has this for many other BB10 functions.
Don't know of any other device with BB10 with a resolution of 1024x600, so it shows RIM supporting developers making apps for BB10 on this resolution.
Need any more proof? RIM is supporting the tablets, past and future versions.
- 01-25-13, 07:55 PM #90
- 01-25-13, 08:20 PM #92
I think everyone is just looking at it wrong... right now, RIM/BlackBerry's focus is 99.99% focused on the successful launch of BlackBerry 10, which puts it's new flagship device, the Z10, right at the forefront.
One could even say that they are quietly killing off QWERTY devices but there are too many articles out there that fell for that bait. We know this isn't the case as RIM has stated time and time again. After the Z10 launches, give it some time, RIM will be showing love to the PlayBook and the rest of the army of devices they release.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-25-13, 09:31 PM #95
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- 01-25-13, 09:36 PM #97
- 01-25-13, 10:26 PM #98
Is RIM Quietly Killing The Playbook?
Just say thank you that the Playbook has these kinds of sales. Almost 2 years old and still going strong, best bargain value out there, and due for another awesome OS update once BB10 comes out.
There is no reason to kill Playbook. Maybe faster processor or screen resolution increase, but with BB10 phone just being released the app ecosystem is growing and ultimately apps are generally cross-compatible between the phone and tablet.... Just like iPhone and iPad.
RIM can keep making the Playbook and expect it to improve more and more. I see no reason to kill it, it helps bring people into the Blackberry ecosystem and encourage developers... even if RIM just breaks even on the hardware, they need to do it because it gets Blackberry into the hands of more people.
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- 01-25-13, 10:41 PM #99
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-26-13, 07:46 AM #100
- 5,369 Posts
As for BB10 for PlayBook, yes its coming, RIM has said this plenty of times, plus the UI design is in BBUI.js for webworks, however i think your talking may at BBLive.
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