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Sam_Reynolds June 29, 2011 02:16 PM

RIM to Scrap 10 Inch Playbook, Refocus on Smartphones
 
The Financial Post and Forbes are reporting that Canadian smartphone maker RIM is planning to scrap the 10-inch version of the Playbook in favour of producing a new line of smartphones. These new smartphones from RIM will be powered by the QNX operating system, and will likely feature dual core chips. The response to the Playbook has been largely l... [ Read full article ]

SKYMTL June 29, 2011 02:34 PM

Wow. That was quick...

KaptCrunch June 29, 2011 03:31 PM

kick it to steve jobs

Soultribunal June 29, 2011 03:43 PM

Wonder what all the owners of the Playbook said when they heard this....


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Sagath June 29, 2011 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 528858)
Wonder what all the owners of the Playbook said when they heard this....


ST


What, all three of them? :haha:

chrisk June 29, 2011 03:57 PM

At work today somebody was showing off the Playbook our employer bought them. Myself and another mentioned doubts about the success of the product and was shoo'd.

Hopefully the OS development will help make the existing Playbook stronger. If I have read this story correctly, they will maintain production of the current models.

Arinoth June 29, 2011 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 528858)
Wonder what all the owners of the Playbook said when they heard this....


ST


I think a picture is worth a thousand words

http://www.emoticonsworld.org/data/m...real_guy_4.gif

enaberif June 29, 2011 04:12 PM

VERY proprietary OS and the only other thing going for it FLASH!

Can't quite figure out why it failed.

ilya June 29, 2011 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 528868)
I think a picture is worth a thousand words

http://www.emoticonsworld.org/data/m...real_guy_4.gif

Pic not working but the link is.

I'm very surprised by this move, considering the amount of advertising and marketing they dumped into the Playbook. I could have sworn I've seen 5-6 BB Playbook comercials every time I watched a playoff game.

Soultribunal June 29, 2011 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Sagath (Post 528862)
What, all three of them? :haha:

If thats the case then all of them were at my work HAHAHA!

Still RIM has been having issues with its buisness model as of late...
This doesn't bode well.

ST


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