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RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
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herman_munster
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11/28/2011 | 5:10:25 PM
re: RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
I'd probably buy this if I could find some good guides on dumping the native OS in favor of (meaning removing the native OS and installing) Linux (like real Linux, not Android-linux).
EVVJSK
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11/25/2011 | 1:57:51 PM
re: RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
RIM did not see the writing on the wall (as they have missed so many times with the Blackberry phones also). When other manufacturers were discounting their tablets (in July and August), RIM was too slow to start discounting. If they would have started discounting earlier before the ASUS and ACER Android tablet discounts, they might have gained some traction, but they didn't until the fire sale at $99. That and the fact that there was not development environment (no Java support) that could easily give them a quick set of applications that would work on the Playbook. Too many other development environments out there (Apple with iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc...). They expected folks to come along for the ride and there were just too many players for a completely new environment.
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schwinck,
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11/23/2011 | 9:09:10 PM
re: RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Your comparison is incorrect. The TouchPad was clearanced at $99 not $199. And you got a 10-inch screen compared to the PlayBook 7-inch screen. A high quality 10-inch digital picture frame is worth $99.
AustinIT
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11/23/2011 | 8:44:54 PM
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The tea leaves that have been read paint a grim picture for the Playbook... and RIM in general. The market is solidifying into two maybe three platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone / Windows 8. All others are niche players that had better think like that instead of trying to compete with the big boys.


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