- They are rumored to call it the "blackpad"
- No connection to Verizon, simply wifi and tethering
- It's selling point is because it is so integrated with corporate email
Let me see. Blackberry put out a shit touch screen. The second version of the touch screen was slightly better. Now they want to put out a tablet? Why oh why are companies utterly retarded? Apply is a computer company. They have Mac Books, desktops, Itunes, Ipods, etc. The Ipad was a normal extension of their core products and build on integrating all of their devices. It works off their developed app store, Itunes and the Iphone. Basically it was a tiny leap to put it out, just built off existing technology.
RIM does handheld devices, primarily one for the corporate user. They have a shaky history with touch devices and now they are going full speed into tablets? My not compete with Apple in an area that RIM focuses in?
The tablet is not a huge addition to Apples bottom line, it was an easy thing to put out. RIM on the other hand is losing the handheld phone war. More and more companies are opening up and allowing the Iphone to be used on company servers. As Droid gets more powerful I am sure it will be allowed on company email also. Blackberries core customer group which they previously had a monopoly on is slowly being eroded. Instead of revamping their phones and coming out with a device to compete in their CORE product group they want to come out with a tablet???
Short that stock. RIM is the next Palm. We just witnessed evolution pass by RIM. I used to be adevotee. Literally had 3 BB's, at one point I have 2 at one time. I will never go back after getting an Iphone and seeing the HTC. My girlfriend had a curve, now she has an HTC. Same story for about half a dozen on my close friends.