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    Barry
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    You guys may recall a former RIM employee didn’t fully believe the potential of the Playbook and was interviewed in an article a few days ago. Even so, the guy said he was misinterpreted and the article exaggerated his criticism of the PB.

    Anyway, here’s another article with an interview with a former RIM Employee that thinks it’ll be successful:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/01/14/businessinsider-heres-why-the-rim-playbook-will-be-better-than-expected-2011-1.DTL

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    James Schauer is a partner at Octave Partners, but he worked at RIM until about a year ago, and oversaw the business plan for BlackBerry App World.

    Here’s why he thinks Flash is so important.

    Flash is easy to develop for. Especially compared with the Objective-C development language used for Apple’s iOS. It’s also got a huge number of developers.

    Flash apps will be first-class citizens. Although Flash owner Adobe has tried to get developers to create desktop Flash apps — that’s what AIR is about — the most common place for Flash is the Web, particularly Web video. With the Playbook (and future BlackBerry phones), Flash app will have access to core functions like email, contacts, location, and IM. This will make Flash apps more like first-class citizens — equivalent to iPhone or iPad apps — and get developers excited to build more of them.

    Consumers know Flash. Apple’s lack of support will eventually turn into a liability for the iPad.

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183721

    DanielH
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    Maybe it was that author who did the RIM is desperate article who misinterpreted the RIM employee.

    #183722

    Barry
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    nah different author, but it seems to be a trend in the business/IT/tech sites.. they interpret an interview the way they want.

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183723

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    barrist said:

    nah different author, but it seems to be a trend in the business/IT/tech sites.. they interpret an interview the way they want.

    Yup. Having an IT background doesn’t make you a Blackberry expert just as being a doctor doesn’t make you a surgeon.

    #183724

    Barry
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    The problem is they influence the broader public and can even move markets.

    Shaw wu is a good example. He had no proof just some hearsay but it still put RIM on the defensive

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183725

    DanielH
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    barrist said:

    The problem is they influence the broader public and can even move markets.

    Shaw wu is a good example. He had no proof just some hearsay but it still put RIM on the defensive

    Yes, good example.

    #183726

    Barry
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    Flash is a big key imo. Why doesn’t apple support flash again?

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183727

    Barry
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    http://business.financialpost.com/2011/01/25/blackberry-playbook-sales-could-exceed-6-million-in-first-year-rbc-survey/

    RBC’s been pretty nice to RIM recently, with some positive outlook on the Playbook a few weeks ago. Here’s what they said then:

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    RBC Capital analyst Mike Abramsky recently wrote in a research note that the PlayBook likely will have a strong debut. “Hands-on PlayBook demonstrations at CES showed its differentiation in multitasking and performance, which may be difficult for Apple/Android to rival,” Abramsky wrote. “RIM showed simultaneously running desktop/business applications, 3D games, 1080p video, mobile desktop, Flash-based browsing, apps–possibly a unique advantage, if this experience becomes ‘table stakes’ for tablets.”

    Now they’re forecasting that RIM could be able to move 6 million Playbooks in the first year!

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    Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry PlayBook may surpass six million units sold in its first year on the market, according to a new survey from RBC Capital Markets. That is equivalent to nearly 50% of the pre-launch interest for Apple Inc.’s iPad.

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183728

    Barry
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    Ritz Carlton in Toronto will offer Playbooks for hotel guests instead of iPad because of security concerns.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/for-rims-playbook-the-picture-brightens/article1882735/

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    When the upscale Ritz-Carlton Hotel opens in Toronto next month, guests will be able to view the drinks menu at the hotel restaurant on an iPad. In the fanciest suites, the hotel’s well-heeled customers will find digital editions of their home country’s top newspapers waiting for them, also on Apple’s increasingly-ubiquitous tablet computer.

    The Ritz intend to use tablets in other ways, too – allowing customers to check in while they relax in the bar, for example, so they don’t have to wait in line at the reception desk.

    There’s only one problem. Ritz officials have decided the iPad isn’t secure enough for matters that deal with sensitive information such as customer credit cards.

    That’s why the hotel will likely employ another tablet: Research In Motion Ltd.’s soon-to-launch PlayBook.

    With the number of companies looking to purchase huge numbers of Tablets this year, it’s going to be a dogfight in this market. Perhaps RIM’s implementation for the Bridge (the option of having no data being stored on the playbook itself when the bridge is disconnected) isn’t so odd after all.

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183729

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    A hotel in Canada supporting a Canadian company…I thought they would’ve been Playbook out of the gate. Glad to see they wised up lol

    #183730

    Barry
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    hah true enough. however i think the natural choice for any company would have been the iPad because of its popularity. the key part is that enterprise is still uneasy about it’s security and may wait until the playbook is out to see how it is, with RIM’s reputation for corporate security.

    Man this is crazy. You are dancing with the entire McPoyle Family. These people are freak shows, man...freaks. But you're keeping your cool. You're keeping your cool. You know why? Because you are the Green Man. Green Man is saving your life right now, bro. Just go with the flow.

    #183731

    DanielH
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    barrist said:

    hah true enough. however i think the natural choice for any company would have been the iPad because of its popularity.

    Lame lol

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