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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, Unusable 260

Posted by timothy
from the don't-keep-that-all-bottled-up dept.
snydeq points out this InfoWorld review of the BlackBerry PlayBook, "an 'unfinished, unusable' tablet from RIM. 'At the core of it all, the design of the PlayBook as a BlackBerry-dependent device was simply a boneheaded decision by executives who hoped a hit product might entice more BlackBerry sales,' Gruman writes. 'Why RIM chose to ship the PlayBook in such a state is unfathomable. The iPad 2 and Xoom have been out for weeks, so there's no heading them off at the pass. Instead, the PlayBook debuted with all eyes on it — but instead of a world-class performer, we got the homeless guy who plays air guitar in front of the mall.'"
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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, Unusable

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  • by Yuioup (452151) on Friday April 22, 2011 @08:28AM (#35905374)

    A better title would be:

    RIP BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, Unusable

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @08:54AM (#35905578)

    Yeah but it reads like a review of a dead prostitute, actually just half the body, (where the iPad is the luxury escort service).

    It's like: I can't describe the disgust that washed over me as the severed pelvis fell out of the bloody shipping container, then a detached half a face, and one breast. Maggots had already eaten most of the vulva and the stench of a decaying rodent, along with a sappy green bile oozed from the vagina like some hideous sore.

    I'd give it a 5.4.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @09:03AM (#35905648)

    As a homeless guy who plays Air Guitar in front of the mall, I am insulted... I am MUCH better than RIMs Playbook
    (currently using my homeless iPad to post on Slashdot)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @09:54AM (#35906060)

    Not enough product shipped to stores (we got 3 64GB models, just enough to satisfy preorders on launch day), they didn't hype the fact that we'd be opening an hour early on launch day for those who wanted to pick up one, they didn't get a demo model out so people could play with it to entice more preorders, didn't get a demo out to stores so staff could learn a bit and show people fun stuff about it, or useful stuff about it, and accessories didn't reach the store for the most part until the day after launch or later. Three mediocre cases, that's all there was available for people to chose from. Seriously one of the worst product launches I've seen pretty much ever.

    The food here is terrible...and in such small portions!

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