Will this take sales away from the future Storms?
I don't see why anyone that would buy this would want a Storm. I've owned both and currently use the Strom 2. I really like the Storm 2, but after seeing this announced I instantly lost all interest in the Storm 3 or 4 or any future Storms. I will be buying a Playbook and really see no point in having two big screen BBs. A few of my BBMers with a Storm feel the same exact way.
Every advantage the Storm had over a qwerty this has, but amplified if you will lol. So why have this and s Storm? When you could have the best of both worlds with say a Bold and a Playbook.
Anyone here think they would use this and a Storm?
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- 10-04-2010, 10:08 AM #4
Once this goes 3G/4G, I'll just use this with Bluetooth headset. Won't need both. Pocket convience is good, and I agree this could be cumbersome/bulky in some cases, but I tuck the Kindle away and manage to take it almost everywhere I go. This would replace that too, I think.
With 3G/4G this will take away sales from all BB models to some degree. The Storm and Torch will probably be affected most because they are also touchscreen devices. People that want and need the hardware keyboards will be less inclined to go solo with this. But there will be a lot of people that don't want the hassle of tethering.
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- 10-04-2010, 03:40 PM #7
this all assumes this device gets a PIN and can do BIS (BBM mostly) without a BB. if you cant do that then it will hurt tablet sales and the BB sales wont get touched
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10-04-2010, 04:13 PM #8
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I think the 3G/4G versions having their own pin and being able to use BBM would garner a lot of attention and up sales. I'd be very shocked if those versions were released without pins or their own independent BBM capability.
- 10-04-2010, 04:32 PM #9
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Gawd I sincerly hope so; I am still stuck in the S1 and eagerly look forward to my NE2, not sure what it's going to be but I really really wish Vz could get the Torch. Yeah, I get why they won't but it seems the whole world is getting Torched and Vz and Sprint are getting the Style-ugh Ugh UGH.
Anything that detracts from Storm sales is in my opinion a good thing. My Lovely Wife likes her S2 but the build quality is not good imo. The new OS on the tablet bodes well for RIM's future.
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10-04-2010, 05:02 PM #13
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- 10-04-2010, 05:19 PM #15
the dell streak is a 5" tablet with phone capability like the samsung but is not for sale with service anywhere i can find in the USA. at&t was going to sell it with service but that was a while back and it still doesn't show up on their web site. in europe and australia these things are being sold with phone service. that being said, that dell tablet is only 5". not much larger then an evo 4g.
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- 10-05-2010, 08:47 AM #18Taking the world by Storm(2)!
- 10-05-2010, 09:14 AM #19
- 10-05-2010, 09:37 AM #20Taking the world by Storm(2)!
- 10-05-2010, 11:51 AM #23
I think the big factor will be what OS comes out on the next Storm. If it is a variant of the QNX OS, then it would be easier to go between your Playbook and your Storm since they would have the same feel and functionality between the two. It would be a perfect bland of devices.
Other devices will probably work well together with the Playbook, but the way the Playbook operates will probably be a little different than BB6 devices.RuneCryption - Unique memory game for PlayBook & BB10.
- 10-05-2010, 01:42 PM #24
This thing will be on the wireless phone network natively, without tethering in the future. Do you believe RIM is coming out with this so it can be the next iPad or Kindle? Doomed to failure. Kindle may never be, but the iPad will be on ATT PHONE network in the future, just like the iPhone. People will just be able to choose their form factor. I believe that's why Apple is said to be developing a 7" iPad. Far more portable than the current 10". The iPad is a new kewl thing, but in reality doesn't offer many benefits as far as portability over a netbook, which already has software and applciations (Windows) that can integrate into an Enterprise.
No, IMO, RIM has stated this is for the enterprise. Without the 3G/4G PHONE (and LTE when available) it will be accepted only minimally. Company's don't want to have to use 2 stones to kill one bird.
When I think 3G/4G Playbook, I'm thinking PHONE. You may think iPad clone if you want.
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- 10-05-2010, 02:27 PM #25
This device can easily be used as a phone. It has a mic for the camera, also I am guessing it will be able to support bluetooth headsets. All you would need to do on the 4G/3G version is download an app like Google Voice and have your calls forwarded to your GV number. It may not come stock with a phone app, but that wont stop people from making one (unless RIM doesn't release the appropriate APIs).