Apr 18

RIM PlaybookThe RIM PlayBook has just been reviewed by a number of the big names and the overriding conclusion for a product with a screen 50% of the iPad and no email is that it is a total failure – born dead.

For example:

“RIM has just shipped a BlackBerry product that cannot do email. It must be skating season in hell,” New York Times’ David Pogue wrote in a review published on Thursday.

“I got the strong impression RIM is scrambling to get the product to market,” Walt Mossberg, the widely followed business and consumer technology critic, wrote in a Wall Street Journal article headlined “PlayBook: a tablet with a case of codependency.”

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Nov 11

The iPad has created an industry and new entrants are hungry to join Apple at the trough. Samsung have just released the Galaxy, a 7 inch tablet device. Initial reviews have been lees that exciting with some major concerns about the screen size and functionality. Gizmodo called it a portable train wreck.

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Samsung-Galaxy-Tab_1

That’s a harsh but probably fair comment. Mr Jobs laboured the point about screen size in the recent earnings release. He used basic trig to show that an 11 inch device has roughly twice the amount of real estate compared to a 7 inch device. ┬áThe device is of course powered by Android.

Early next year will see the RIM project take light. This is another 7 inch device from Canadian heavy weight and blackberry maker RIM. The company has a loyal following in the smartphone set and is the product of choice for many millions of consumers and business. The will however miss this years Christmas or Holiday spending bonanza.

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