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RIM unveils PlayBook update, but is it too little, too late? (from Torontostar)
RIM need to improve public media relation
here's another one from Torontostart.ca
RIM unveils PlayBook update, but is it too little, too late?
RIM unveils PlayBook update, but is it too little, too late? - thestar.com
- 01-12-12, 12:18 PM #3
The fact RIM is going to have to face as they try to rehabilitate the Playbook is that a great many people will perceive the 2.0 enhancements as stuff that should have been there in the first place. This week, I've found myself wondering if the Playbook could have launched with this OS had they decided to hold off on the launch until, say, August or September.
I DO think the new messaging system puts the Playbook above the competition. And Blackberry Remote is just incredibly cool. With no new devices, though, RIM could only count on so much attention. Hopefully RIM hits the ground running as they go (back) to market.
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01-12-12, 12:39 PM #4
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If we were nearing the end of people buying tablets, then their headline might make sense. It's a growing market. The idea that nobody else should make a tablet because iPad has perfected it is ludicrous and lacks insight. Why did anyone else bother to make a smartphone when RIM had the market dominated? Things change, new ideas evolve.
No company should bother making beer or hamburgers, because Budweiser and McDonald's sell the most, so they obviously make the best ones. I can discern this without even tasting another burger, because the sales numbers prove it...
Too little too late is a nonsense phrase used to pile on the negativity. Everything new in the iPhone 4S should have been in the iPhone 4. See, anyone can do it. This concept of not evaluating something for how it works NOW because someone wanted it BEFORE is not logical.
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01-12-12, 12:57 PM #8
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- 01-12-12, 01:10 PM #10
And it was originally commented on ad nauseam here yesterday:
Article: RIM Seen Too Late With E-Mail Playbook Dominated by iPad
- 01-12-12, 02:50 PM #13
- 01-12-12, 02:52 PM #14
its not "too late" by any stretch of the imagination because that statement implies a definite end point for the tablet market and technological innovation in general. i dont see that happening, do you?
- 01-12-12, 03:37 PM #15
When the Toronto Star reports that Bloomberg said that Jim and Mike reported that sales and profits are down, they are playing telephone. It looks like reporting, but it's really parroting. This happens all the time under the guise of "news".
- 01-12-12, 05:04 PM #16
I thought media bias was reserved for the US media. Seriously, did anyone expect that when RIM announced they would soon be releasing an update that would include email, PIM, and three-year old titles, suddenly, the media would declare that the PB was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and ready to topple the iPad from its lofty perch? Really? The way these threads keep popping up, I am beginning to think that was indeed the expectation.
- 01-13-12, 12:24 PM #20
I happen to agree with two points made in this post:
(1) PB OS 2.0 to the world is an underwhelming release as it is very late and brings mostly features putting the PB on par with some other tablets.
(2) It is not too little too late and it is important to put the PB on par in key areas so it has a chance to win market share. I would not call it over for the PB or RIM. They can stabilize and winning share in the tablet space with the right marketing, etc.
I would link the PB's future to the BB phone future. They have to rev things up in the smartphone area to drive the PB success. People will buy in pairs quite a bit in this space.
- 01-13-12, 02:55 PM #23
That could change tomorrow, but so far it hasn't.
If you are selling a tablet PC, it had better have a file system, lots of ports, support for Flash
malwarecontent, a column of great specs, etc. If you are selling a tablet, your users want to be protected from Flash, don't want to mess with a file system, etc.
Manufacturers are free to build tablets and sell a ton profitably, build tablet PCs and sell a few unprofitably, or change the rules if they can.
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- 01-13-12, 03:05 PM #24