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  1. southlander's Avatar
    You know, I think the trouble is the different perceptions of the word "play." People are talking like it refers to engaging in a game of Angry Birds, while RIM, as evidenced in the press conference presenting it, was using the term as in an NFL team's playbook. Or as in, "I just checked the NYSE; that company's in play."

    Yeah it's funny. I am not into sports (other than being an avid skiier), but the very first time I heard the name "PlayBook", I thought-- oh like a sports team has a PlayBook.

    But when the consumer press picked it up it was all about games. Makes sense in a way since the most popular category of apps on the iPad is games.


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    01-07-12 11:39 AM
  2. oilgeo10's Avatar
    BlackBerry 'Blackbook' could be a limited release, with facebook app replaced by an ashley-madison app!
    01-07-12 12:24 PM
  3. malcerie's Avatar
    Playbook Pro! ..... But OS2 had better nail it.
    01-07-12 12:45 PM
  4. blackjack93117's Avatar
    Yeah it's funny. I am not into sports (other than being an avid skiier), but the very first time I heard the name "PlayBook", I thought-- oh like a sports team has a PlayBook.

    But when the consumer press picked it up it was all about games. Makes sense in a way since the most popular category of apps on the iPad is games.


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    I always thought of it as playbook - as in plan of action...
    If I was part of the playbook-is-a-failure crowd I would call it the "epitaph".
    But I'm not so I still like workbook - that would mean RIM is serious about their professional grade claims.
    01-07-12 01:01 PM
  5. SunnyFL's Avatar
    I always thought of it as playbook - as in plan of action...
    If I was part of the playbook-is-a-failure crowd I would call it the "epitaph".
    But I'm not so I still like workbook - that would mean RIM is serious about their professional grade claims.
    I like "WorkBook" too for the very reason you cite.
    01-07-12 01:08 PM
  6. alnamvet68's Avatar
    Playbook Reprise
    01-07-12 06:25 PM
  7. oldtimeBBaddict's Avatar
    Either Playbook Redux or Playbook Part Deux.
    01-07-12 06:32 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I posted the name "BlackBook" first (post #17), and it seems that name is in the lead. I've always wondered how RIM names products. For the life of me, I don't know where the name PlayBook came from. As stated a couple of times already, it reminds me of sports and x's and o's
    01-07-12 06:46 PM
  9. cleveland216's Avatar
    I named RIM's upcoming 9-10" tab the "Workbook" some time last month. Makes sense to me if they keep the "Playbook" moniker for the smaller tab.

    That would be so awesome if they called it Workbook!! I'm calling first dibs
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    01-07-12 06:48 PM
  10. trickykid's Avatar
    iPB - iPlaybook

    BBP - blackberryPad

    sorry cant resist
    01-07-12 07:48 PM
  11. anthogag's Avatar
    BlackBerry Chameleon
    01-07-12 08:39 PM
  12. robtanz's Avatar
    Foreplaybook
    01-07-12 08:45 PM
  13. six6xis's Avatar
    The problem is that the term "Playbook" doesn't translate well in other countries. I myself really like the name. I know in the U.S. we use it for sports but other countries probably do not. It could be worse, Nokia's new "Lumia" is slang for prostitute in spanish hahaha.
    Last edited by six6xis; 01-07-12 at 08:49 PM. Reason: Forgot to add my feeling on the name.
    01-07-12 08:48 PM
  14. Send Again's Avatar
    BlackBerry PowerSlate

    BlackBerry Journal
    01-07-12 09:03 PM
  15. bayotte's Avatar
    I'm with BJ on this one.

    Introducing the Blackberry Workbook.

    PRACTICAL.
    PROFESSIONAL.
    WORKBOOK.
    Last edited by bayotte; 01-07-12 at 09:43 PM.
    01-07-12 09:36 PM
  16. alnamvet68's Avatar
    Mana by Blackberry
    01-08-12 05:16 AM
  17. kill_9's Avatar
    It's a tablet, not a soap opera.
    The Days of Our PlayBook could be the next marketing slogan. Yeah, there is a sopa opera called The Days of Our Lives. Don't ask how I know.
    01-08-12 05:23 AM
  18. alnamvet68's Avatar
    BB Epiphany
    01-10-12 05:14 AM
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