nothing indicates that Playbook is the big mess that the Android tablets are. I just see this slagging of Playbook for being a little late as jumping the gun.
Originally Posted by jca666us
Of course I have a basis for my opinion. I know full well what an embedded OS is capable of, however an embedded OS isn't a magic bullet.
No it isn't but you seem to dismiss the broad background that QNX has.
RIM has their teams rushing to get the praybook out - in their mad rush to complete everything, they're missing things. Obviously just because an OS can multitask, doesn't mean it should allow unlimited apps to be fired off and drain the battery in record time.
You are making an assumption that that is the issue. It might be or it might be that Flash sucks on this platform too! Or it could be any number of other things.
Battery life is of utmost importance - the fact the iPad can run from 10 - 12 hours doing solid tasks - with excellent standby time - is the killer feature.
RIM is stupid:
- They're talking dual core processors, yet they're only taking advantage of one processor.
Why is getting your product to market stupid. No one complains about how far Safari trails the WebKit releases that come every night. So why call RIM stupid when Apple is not fully accelerating Safari.
- They've added in a host of hardware and software features without taking into consideration power consumption issues, such as
* 1 gig of ram
* hdmi and USB
* adobe air
What will you say when iPad 2 comes out with 1 gig of RAM? Frankly I don't understand HDMI either so that we agree on. USB on the other hand is needed on the iPad too. Given a reasonable set of installed drivers USB would enable some very interesting apps for the iPad.
As to AIR well it is a problem but on the other hand it allows them to get to market quickly.
- Adobe Air is the development tool of choice!?! They've proven Jobs point.
I'm giving RIM a hard time because they were stupid to pre announce it by several months, and make all of these stupid proclamations. Now they have egg on their face.
Well Apple has the competition in the crosshairs so they need to say something. No one said boo when Apple dismissed flash based MP3 players even though they where working on one. Some times you have to feed the world a bunch of BS while you catch up.
This needs at least another year of development - in order to refine it and make it a worthy iPad competitor.
I don't disagree with that. It needs a native SDK fast and I don't mean an SDK based on JAVA. On the other hand they simply can't afford to stay out of the market for a year, it would be deadly to do so. The reality is they need to deliver something that is at least better than the Android based tablets that are coming.
On a side note iPad was in development for many years, literally. How many set backs do you think they had in that development process? Or look at the long drawn out process to get Copy & Paste to iOS. I just think people need to give RIM the same amount of slack that was given to Apple. Mainly because I believe the market needs a strong competitor and I've yet to see anything that is as promising as the Playbook.
Will RIM screw up Playbook? That is very possible but in the end we need them trying their best.