Lol the RIM guys trying to make this presentation to sound like an Apple event
OK I know htat some of you guys will shrug just for hearing the name Apple, but can you count how many times this guys used the "excite" keyword?
It's exciting, new exciting, I am so excited.... etc, etc... lol and they are both speaking at each other glorifying their own product and acknowledging their own words as, " Yeah, thats right, it's and exciting product!" lol, lol, lol....
Come on guys try to be a bit more original. Also fix some of the performance issues, that GUI is laggin like hell.
[citation][nom]tntom[/nom]@husker that was an Adobe's MAX developers conference.[/citation]
Understood. But in today's instantly connected YouTube world, everything is a marketing video. The guy said it himself, that this is the first public demo of the Playbook. Is that really the first impression that a marketing guru would want for this excellent product? It doesn't matter that it was at a dev conference, they have to be aware that tens of thousands more people will watch that video clip out of context and only care about seeing how cool the Playbook is (or isn't).
This device is total fail. There's just no practical use for it, no reason for anyone to want it. The iPad was a great extension of the iPhone, that is to say an all touchscreen portable device sufficient for browsing the web. It was designed for those who simply wanted more interactivity/larger screen. This playbook is simply trying to make a niche for itself by copying the same idea, and hoping that having it 3" smaller will help it stand out. Ultimately the device is too small to break the cell-phone barrier for functionality, uses a proprietary OS that nobody will care to develop for (much like the original BB os), and has a new UI that basically tries to "be different" while "being the same" as current mobile UI's. RIM is terrible with UI's and while they didnt directly develop this one, I can already see its shortcomings. Coupled with no 3G capability (without tethering to your BB if you still use one of those), lousy hardware, and this sudden reliance on Adobe products as some sort of selling point, this device will fall between the cracks like most of RIM's offerings in the last 5 years.
RIM's only claim to fame was email on your phone. But now any phone can do that, and 10x better. I really dont see RIM having anywhere else to go now. No way they can compete and innovate with google/apple/microsoft.
[citation][nom]smeker[/nom]Is not you, he is pressing hard.[/citation]
The question here is did he WANT to press hard, or did he HAVE to press hard! That could be a deal-breaker if you have to punch the device to work.
To me, it's not exactly a selling point having insecure and under-performing Adobe software and especially Flash taking such a central position in the device. Flash is too proprietary, unstable, slow and low-quality video-wise to be a cornerstone of any system. While I'm not an Apple user and can't stand Steve Jobs, the man has a few good points when he rages on against Flash...
Apart from that, the device itself looks pretty solid.