What does T. Heins implies with this "big" S to devices at launch ?
When I first came to crackberry.com, it was all about the PlayBook.
Since OS2 has dropped, even with the LTE/3G+ launches, I found suspicious that no one at RIM even mention it when talking about BB10.
If deviceS meant more than "several smartphones" ?
Of course, no way they release it w/o beta testing first ... but even PB BB10 beta release would be neat, isn't it ?
- 11-27-12, 09:10 AM #4
Back in August of 2011, RIM had 3 items on a leaked roadmap from Wireless Giant that were supposed to release in October 2011: Cyclone (HDMI Streaming), Beats (WiFi Stereo), and Calypso (WiFi Stereo). One of those may be the current media gateway, but two never were released. The Cyclone appears to be something like a BlackberryTV. It is very possible that RIM delayed all these things because of the delay in BB10 phones (this is when BBX was supposed said to be coming out in Q1 2012), and that these devices will be running QNX. RIM will need things like this to fill out the ecosystem, even if they aren't big sellers. Apple and Google both have TV offerings even though neither is hugely successful. These are the type of things that may be getting announced in addition to phones. Here is a link to the Crackberry article from August 2011:
Leaked Wireless Giant road map shows release dates for BB 7 devices, Cyclone, Calypso, Beats and more | CrackBerry.com
- 11-27-12, 09:15 AM #5
RE: What does T. Heins implies with this "big" S to devices at launch ?
It is straightforward media management - Heins is trying to build a narrative of potential future success, you don't do it talking about bombs that were introduced by the previous regime.
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- 11-27-12, 09:17 AM #6
- 11-27-12, 09:41 AM #9
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11-27-12, 02:54 PM #15
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HMM I think the audio is the music gateway.Which is pretty awesome now that I looked at it.
As for the TV thing maybe RIM struck deals with content suppliers and with one of the TV brands that use NFC?? I think hdmi streaming could come via a box like the music gateway that pushes out your tv to PB or vice versa??
- 11-27-12, 03:07 PM #17
- 11-27-12, 04:07 PM #18
Even with OS 2, when I use the playbook I am very confident with it, unlike other Android tablets in the house. There's ipad 2 also in the house and if just compare the basics, it gives the iPad2 a run.
You cannot judge everything by profit or sales. The jaguar car company went broke and so many like wise.. But they believed and look where they are now.
Outside Us, blackberry name is enough. Playbook is a classy name.. Very businesslike tone to it and professional.. Infact ipad feels like a toy and always gets that 'oh you too' look..
The playbook stands well underpriced for the hardware..
- 11-28-12, 07:19 AM #19
Actually looking at sales may be the wrong metric. I think most people agree that the PB had a botched release and for a few reasons. That said it has continued to sell albeit at a discount and apps are continually released for it. In fact the play part of the name is apt as its a great gaming device! I think they should have focused on that instead of it supposedly being the first professional grade tablet. I believe that the absolute only thing limiting the sales and price is the app catalogue, which is getting better minus the crappy ebooks.
@CGK I have to ask why you bother using that Lumia when you could have bought a much more widely supported device such as a Droid or iPhone? You are clearly using a failed device yourself.
- 11-28-12, 12:46 PM #22
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- 11-28-12, 03:58 PM #24
My hope is device"s" mean high and mid level full touch and qwerty devices launching globally. . .and as far as the playbook is concerned. . . toss out a couple of ads showing Netflix, instagram, Skype, LinkedIn, and a bunch of games running in a glorious multitasking (and maybe even BBM integrated!?) BB10 way and the Playbook can easily become relevant again.
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