Articles taggés RIM
This presentation doesn’t show too much of what the tablet can do, but it’s much slimmer than I thought and seems to run multiple Adobe Air apps at the same time quite well.
I find it quite paradoxical that RIM is pitching the Playbook as a tablet for professionals given it’s name, but I guess an OS that can truly multi-task while saving battery and a proper notification system will make it an ideal choice for busy suits.
Antennagate: All that Apple managed to achieve at its press conference is to irritate other manufacturers0
So…Apple is deleting all discussion threads about the antenna issue and still denies any problems with their design, even though, they started to try to hire antenna designers just before the official launch and they’re now giving away for free a rubber band to fix the non-issue.
On stage, this past Friday, Father Jobs, tried to convince its followers that the reception issue was in line with what people were experiencing with devices from other manufacturers, but the press and Consumer Reports didn’t buy it. Here is how Dave Nanian summarized the event: “So, in sum: there is no problem, all phones have this no problem, a case fixes this no problem, free case to fix your no problem. Got it!”
Somebody else didn’t buy it, the manufacturers that were dragged into Apple’s problem by Jobs. RIM, Nokia and HTC have all issued statements that they had designed antennas for long enough to know what they were doing.
At the end of the day, it’s just a phone (just not a very good one, more like a 3G iPod) and everybody is free to not buy it or return it (minus 10%) if they don’t like it. If it works for you and adds value to your life, then enjoy 🙂
It’s nice to see RIM catching up on the UI front, because let’s face it, Blackberrys are great phones and they have amazing keyboards and true multitasking which is really helpful when you’re a busy bee, but the UI needs some serious work done and they need a large, high resolution screen, because web pages are just too cramped on a 9700.
Anyway, check out this new official video. It would have looked very good in 2008, but I’m not that excited in 2010 ;). RIM is on the right path though and every little helps when you’re competing with.
Based on the screen resolution, it seems like RIM is a year late with their new high-end smartphone. It has an OK design (I don’t like the lower end) and a modern OS (v6.0), but a 480×360 screen resolution…when others go as high as 960×720 (even if you can’t make phone calls or if it catches fire…).
Don’t get me wrong, it is a welcome addition to the product line. Finally the best communication tool for calling and emailing people gets a touch screen and a modern OS, but somehow, I don’t think many consumers will switch from an Android or iPhone phone to this and it doesn’t seem to bring new enterprise features, so businesses may just upgrade to the 9700a (OSv6, more memory) or switch to Android, securing their data with solutions from Good or Sybase.