UK retailers reveal plans to push BlackBerry PlayBook
Keep taking the tablets
Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook may not have a UK release date as yet, but several retailers have announced they will be selling the device when it does become available.
Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U, Currys, PC World and Best Buy have all confirmed their involvement, although failed to divulge any further info with regards dates or pricing.
Although it is possible to port Android apps to the device, reviewers have been underwhelmed by RIM's software offerings, in particular, the Playbook's lack of e-mail and BB Messenger. Not so long ago, the company claimed that the PlayBook would "shame the you know what". Well, the time has come and you'll be able to judge for yourselves soon enough.
>>> Not so long ago, the company claimed that the PlayBook would "shame the you know what".
Whereas in reality it just seems to be embarrassing itself. And him.
They've had all the time in the world to get this right and it still comes out looking like a botched-up rushed wannabe. Alright no app support I can understand, it's early days so not many devs to write the apps yet, but no email client? That's just lazy and unforgivable in this day and age.
tablets are different?
The total number of iOS devices sold which are all 'hand-held computing devices'. Have a look at the Samsung filing, ~180 million iOS devices so far.
Second, this market segment of tablets that Apple has taken by storm, is not going to be such a push-over as the phone market.
Just asking, what would the Android share be really, if they weren't almost given away? Will the tablet market follow the same formula? Doesn't the cheap Android phone depend greatly on the carrier subsidy? What if folk aren't interested in having a data plan? That means the cost of the tablet will have to reflect the true cost of parts, R&D etc.
I'd still like to see HP come out with their WebOS tablet.