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RIM Needs to Dump the PlayBook

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Clairvoyant
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Re: RIM needs to Dump the PlayBook
Clairvoyant   10/26/2011 2:21:40 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily agree, Anne. I've used the RIM PlayBook before and I'm no Blackberry addict. There are many useful applications on the Playbook for anyone to use.

Anne
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Re: RIM needs to Dump the PlayBook
Anne   10/26/2011 1:40:29 PM
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RIM's playBook tablet is for only Blackberry addicts.

Mr. Roques
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Re: RIM Issues Continue
Mr. Roques   10/12/2011 9:30:06 PM
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As I said in the poll, I think they need to stay in the market. There should be a study about how probable is it for someone that buys an iPad, to have an iPhone. They need to create that ecosystem that users feel comfortable in, have my blackberry that syncs with my tablet that syncs with the cloud, etc.

I think they need to change the name... I'm pretty sure no one here associates the word Play with RIM. The blackberry is not a toy (no nice games, etc) and they openly say they are going for the enterprise user ... so why name it playbook?

bolaji.ojo
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Re: RIM Issues Continue
bolaji.ojo   10/12/2011 8:24:29 AM
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@Dave, The round of negative press is corrosive and the company cannot afford to be mired in this. The problems with its Blackberry server may not be related to its ongoing market share loss in the smartphone segment but it adds to the image of a company slowly losing control of its operation. I hope they take care of these issues quickly.

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RIM Issues Continue
Dave Sasson   10/12/2011 8:16:29 AM
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More bad news for RIM as for 3 days straight, millions of BlackBerry users worldwide are without text messaging services as RIM is having issues and failures with its network.

bolaji.ojo
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Re: PlayBook with Android
bolaji.ojo   10/11/2011 10:01:40 PM
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@Clairvoyant, The PlayBook is a distraction to RIM right now at a time it should be devoting resources to the Blackberry smartphone. The company could end up losing a lot more than tablet PC market share if it cannot figure out how to keep the Blackberry competitive.

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Re: PlayBook with Android
bolaji.ojo   10/11/2011 9:58:07 PM
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@TaimoorZ, If RIM's goal is to be another player in the tablet market then it can opt for Google Android. However, this too wouldn't represent a fundamental change in strategy. The OS is not the obstacle to PlayBook market acceptance; the main challenge is Apple's dominance and that's not going to go away even if RIM goes with the Android.

Rivals to Apple cannot compete against the iPad simply on OS alone. Their products just have to be that much better and the pricing has to be more favorable. That's currently not the case.

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Re: RIM to Dump the PlayBook
Hawk   10/11/2011 9:52:31 PM
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@_HM, The company may need a new management but it may not get one until it's almost dead. Investors may have to step in and execute the change the company so urgently require.

_hm
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Re: RIM to Dump the PlayBook
_hm   10/11/2011 7:11:42 PM
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To do this, RIM must get new management.

Clairvoyant
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Re: PlayBook with Android
Clairvoyant   10/11/2011 6:59:10 PM
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I don't think RIM should give up on the Playbook. It is a good product and has got RIM into the tablet market. They should not just give up and let the bigger seller win without trying more options. I had heard that RIM may be looking at allowing the Playbook to run Android applications as Taimoorz mentioned. I think this is a very good idea to allow the Playbook to become more attrative to potential buyers.

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