Hiring BANKERS is NOT going to save the company. Its too bad they released the PlayBook before it was really completed because it had a lot momentum behind it... I don't know what can save them now, but its not the bank!
Memory might be dirt cheap when you look at flash memory. But reliable and FAST memory is not dirt cheap. Memory cards that you plug into your phone are terrible in terms of speed, compared to the flash memory they build into those tables.
RIM has unfortunately become an iceberg in the wireless sector - 85% already underwater. I can't imagine what could possibly be done to truly turn the company around, but [making more] tablets certainly won't save them. I know for me, a few years ago when I got fed up with RIM's lack of desirable apps and the tiny screen, I migrated to a Droid OS phone and never looked back. I was never really a "phone person" and never cared, but once I got a Droid OS device, I understood why people had so much fun with their phones. I'm still not one to get excited over the latest greatest phone about to be released, but I am glad to have a device that has apps that let me do things I want to do; stream media from my PC from anywhere I have cell signal or wifi, and a display large enough to actually make the browser useful. Email was always excellent on my Blackberrys, but other than that, constantly seeing things other people could do with their phones that I couldn't do just became increasingly inconvenient and disappointing. Good luck, RIM.
[citation][nom]mrmez[/nom]provide foreign governments with your encryption key? Give me a break RIM. It's a piss poor effort and people are right to bail on your dinosaur phones and tablets.[/citation]
Better than your Android which has no encryption key to begin with!
I wouldn't buy a tablet unless it had an external memory card slot that can use SDHC or SDXC. Then I would ignore how much internal memory it has and just buy a 32 GB or more memory card. If you get a class 10 it would be pretty fast...
If it could take SDXC then you could put in REALLY big memory cards in the future and just upgrade as needed.
The ASUS Transformer Prime has a mini sd card slot for an SDXC card which will allow for expanded memory from 64GB all the way up to 2TB (Not currently available). So in the future when the 2TB mini SDXC cards are cheap you can expand to a whopping 2TB while everyone else is still stuck with 32GB - 64GB at most (depending on the tablet).
My 30$ MP3 player has a built in mini SSD card reader...
Is it so hard to do that? We know that it's slower and bla bla but why can't you just have an alternative for extra storage?
Because you prefer to charge 10$/GB?? Shame on you... It's the only think keeping me from not buying an iPad
[citation][nom]mrmez[/nom]So, RIM fans are all extremely informed and well educated. Far from clueless, right?Id agree with that.It's these smart people who see the writing on the wall and are abandoning RIM in droves, and buying Apple at a rate of over 20:1Launch a tablet without email and provide foreign governments with your encryption key? Give me a break RIM. It's a piss poor effort and people are right to bail on your dinosaur phones and tablets.[/citation]
Except Apple doesn't even employ an encryption key to begin with, nor does anyone else.
[citation][nom]edlivian[/nom]nothing beats the $99 Touchpad 16gb or $150 for Touchpad 32gb.I bought five of them, left them in different rooms in the house.They are running like a champ on cm9 nightly.I will never spend more than $150 on a tablet.[/citation]
A $200 playbook beats the touchpad hands down. I have both. A lot of bugs in WebOS, also the playbook has duial hd camera, where the touchpad is only vga. hmmm the playbook is dual core too. $200 was worth it for me.
When the iPhone first came out it sucked balls. Lacked apps, and it took a while before any decent apps and games came out.
There is a lot of apps for the playbook now, so its catching up. Any tablet/device without apps is very limiting unless you only use it for web/email.
[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]Better than your Android which has no encryption key to begin with![/citation]
I don't use Android, and i didn't buy a phone which touted unbreakable security that ended up being removed from underneath me.
But i know LOADS of IT guys who (years ago) bought RIM devices largely because they had top notch security. They all freely admitted the phones were pretty poor otherwise, but tolerated them because they met security needs.
After RIM servers got hacked, and keys released, it may not have diminished their security, but they suddenly felt their invincible security was fallible, and switched accordingly.
Today, those same IT guys are all on Android or iPhone.
Bottom line is, while Android and Apple have been improving services, operating systems and hardware, RIM has been letting services slip, and stagnant on h/ware and s/ware improvements.