Originally Posted by Dubdub
I saw an interesting article today about a former RIM exec who says this thing is domed to fail, mainly due timing, lack of developer support and the fact that you must have a BB tied to it.
Time will tell, but I tend agree on the problem of its reliance on tethering with a BB.
The only counter to this whole tethering thing is that although it might have more of a battle in the consumer space, it is still more than functional for general users.
Are we to say that having gmail access, along with chat programs running over wi-fi isn't good enough? the iPad has a Wi-Fi only version anyways. And who is going to have just a Playbook and not a blackberry or other phone. Either way just like with the iPad you'll now have two cellular accounts, or you will tether your BB.
I for one am incredibly excited. Anyone I've talked to who has actually seen it has been incresibly impressed so far.
I cannot wait until my work gets a box load from RIM :D