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Old 11-15-2011, 09:02 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The "Playbook" should be a $29 app store app for my ipad/Galaxy tab that will let me perform the only unique function the PB can do - the bridge. Everything else is spending a ton of money to be a "me too" 6 months too late.

Tablets are all about content delivery and low cost entertainment apps. The Playbook was a sweet piece of hardware with no decent content system.

The best thing coming out of the Playbook is it was a great sandbox for RIM to play around with their QNX and The Amazing Tribe aquisitions without screwing up their core secure phone market. It allowed them to develop the OS and interface without prematurely throwing out a new, but underwhelming phone - a la Palm with WebOS and the orginal Pre.

Now when a BBX phone hits the market it will have some maturity to it, and they won't leave a long lasting stink that no amount of improvement will bring customers back.

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think Cooper's sources are playing with him after reading this and his latest bar-side revelation about Balsillie (and it would be fine with me if did leave).

We'll probably see the 10" Playbook in a few months... I don't call that abandoning anything.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm concerned that all of Cooper's rumors start with "So I was out drinking the other night . . . "
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I'm concerned that all of Cooper's rumors start with "So I was out drinking the other night . . . "
Yes, what I actually do is go out and get absolutely hammered then I fantasize that people are telling me these stories.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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At least you've finally admitted it.
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If I go out tonight, I'll try my hardest to stick to whiskey. I'm sure I'll have a "game changer" post ready by tomorrow afternoon.
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Yes, what I actually do is go out and get absolutely hammered then I fantasize that people are telling me these stories.
Maybe you misheard them misspeak....
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Playbook ( which should have been called Blackpad as it was in-house) is safe. The update will be the game changer.
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Playbook ( which should have been called Blackpad as it was in-house) is safe. The update will be the game changer.
Right.
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