27 Apr '11, 5am

#PlayBook: Releasing unfinished product is never a good idea

#PlayBook: Releasing unfinished product is never a good idea

RESEARCH in Motion (RIM) may have shot itself in the foot after releasing its supposed iPad killer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, too soon. At the end of the night when the Canadian firm unveiled its seven-inch, dual-core, Flash-enabled tablet on April 14 to top tech analysts, editors, reporters in the US to review, the general consensus was that the PlayBook is an underwhelming product at least at the time of launch. RIM scored high marks during early reviews for the QNX operating system that powers the PlayBook its ability to multi-task well and handle Flash-based websites smoothly (something iPads can't do) as well as corporate-friendly aspects that allow users to plug the device directly to a projector to display Powerpoint presentations and its security features. However, critics who have spent the last few months saying this was the tablet to watch were disappointed to fi...

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