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    Hatred is too strong.

    Today, they still have the best technology, especially for the enterprise. (provisioning is far better than anything available by Apple or Android with Windows Mobile being a distant second).

    The technology in this tablet is fairly high-end, and it may explain the lack of any significant development in their smartphone range of late (limited R&D resources, etc)

    Irrelevant to this product announcement, but people who ask me about a smartphone purchase are invariably choosing between Android and iPhone.

    This is fine, to a point, but this is also spilling in to enterprise, where I'm finding execs are asking for iOS devices and wanting to move away from BlackBerry.

    Maybe with the PlayBook, the tech can win out on this one and the gamble will pay off. In many ways I hope it does, as RIM had some excellent enterprise-friendly ideas.

    We'll have to see.

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    This looks pretty impressive...I'm surprised it does not included cellular network support out of the box...although they mention it does support using a BlackBerry phone's cellular provider for this type of access (probably over USB or ad-hoc wifi). The support for a-n wifi is a definite plus and should keep this device in the running for a while. Why aren't they mentioning storage either solid state or just flash based?

    I read another release about a BlackPad-is this its replacement?

    See the details on BlackPad here: Black Pad – RIM’s iPad Killer is a Combination of BlackBerry and Apple iPad | Tech Pinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryCutri View Post
    No pricing details have been released but as a "guess" I would expect a $1000 to $1299 AU price tag.
    I'd be hoping it's significantly less than that. From a cost of materials point of view it would be less expensive to produce than an iPad, although the HDMI and USB licensing costs may add a few dollars.

    I'd imagine it around theAUD $600 - $900 mark.

    Let's wait and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by arexhepi View Post
    This looks pretty impressive...I'm surprised it does not included cellular network support out of the box...although they mention it does support using a BlackBerry phone's cellular provider for this type of access (probably over USB or ad-hoc wifi). The support for a-n wifi is a definite plus and should keep this device in the running for a while. Why aren't they mentioning storage either solid state or just flash based?

    I read another release about a BlackPad-is this its replacement?

    See the details on BlackPad here: Black Pad – RIM’s iPad Killer is a Combination of BlackBerry and Apple iPad | Tech Pinger
    Yes, this device is the BlackPad. BlackPad was a work in progress name.

    I'm not sure of the requirements for storage on this device - it's a still a little hard to pick whether this is a true portable "computer" as a standalone device or simply a device for accessing other medium sucha s websites, streaming video etc. If they are going for the former then real storage is a must.

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    Nice Pre-Release Info

    Thanks for the great pre-release information. Very tantalizing. Of course your acknowledgement that additional information in the future is a good sign that you have the pulse of your prospective buyers in mind. I hope you will offer comparisons between competing products, specifications, running attributes, etc. This may help push your new product over the top.

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    It looks really nice. I just hope that the price can compete with the $AU629 iPad. The base PlayBook seems most similar to that. If it's under $600 I might buy one.

    I'm hoping it takes off. More and more senior staff here are now leaning to the iPhone, which does play nicely with Exchange. It's hard to convince staff to go Blackberry these days.

    Some battery info on the PlayBook would be nice but we all have to just wait n see.

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    Great Pre-Release Info

    Thanks for the great pre-release information. Very tantalizing. Of course your acknowledgement that additional information in the future is a good sign that you have the pulse of your prospective buyers in mind. I hope you will offer comparisons between competing products, specifications, running attributes, etc. This may help push your new product over the top.

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    Very exciting news. I can't wait to get one.

    I expect the PlayBook will retail for less than $1000. The 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to retail in Australia for $999. I haven't done a complete comparison but the Galaxy Tab is has a 7" display, Wi-Fi, 3G, & can make calls. So I expect the PlayBook to come in under that.

    The photographs of the PlayBook on Engadget display 16 GB & 32 GB stamped on the back of the models. That would indicate to me that's it's internal storage & not via expandable memory e.g. MicroSD card.

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    "• RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future."

    Does this mean that it will not have any mobile connection in the first model ? I'd think we would really need this on a device like this, no ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish2281 View Post
    "• RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future."

    Does this mean that it will not have any mobile connection in the first model ? I'd think we would really need this on a device like this, no ?
    Hi,

    The PlayBook will have Wi-Fi connectivity and it will also pair to a BlackBerry Smartphone. Once you pair the PlayBook to a BlackBerry you will have access to all data on the device including internet connectivity.

    Thanks,

    Gary

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