Monday, April 4, 2011

Blackberry Playbook Not Playing By The Rules?

Not many of us have been anticipating the release of the Playbook, Blackberry's new tablet. I guarantee it won't even make a dent in iPad sales. I'm sure most of you didn't even know it is set to be released in a couple of weeks. I'm not even going to post the specs and details of it, because I know most of you just aren't that interested.

WHAT IS INTERESTING though, is the fact that Blackberry is opening up their device to Android apps.

Developers will have to work with Research In Motion(RIM) in porting the apps to work on the Playbook. It seems that because RIM slowly lost its power to the iPhone and Android phones, they are trying to make up for lost ground instead of wasting time further developing the Blackberry App World.

That just sounds silly right? They're trying to get ahead of the game by blending into their competition. Sounds to me like RIM lacks a little confidence in their own devices.

However, on the other hand, this could be a GREAT marketing strategy. For those Android users who were on the edge (which probably aren't many) about buying a Playbook may now be more inclined to buy one. But I'm sure that all Android apps won't be available because ultimately, it is up to the developer to port it.

Follower Opinions:
1.What do you guys think about all of this cross app blending and such?
2. Do you think it's a good marketing strategy?
3. Are you interested in a Playbook?
4. Do you like chicken noodle soup?


Anonymous said...

1. Cross app blending is silly and should be punished.
2. Only time will tell.
3. Frankly no, I could get a phone to do all that AND make calls. :P
4. I like chicken and noodle soup, but not together. :3

BTW, first! :)

pezasied said...

1. I don't like it
2. For RIM yes, others no
3. Not at all
4. Yes, in a bread bowl please?

Wintermute said...

technology has gotten so complicated,

3.naw, not really
4. yes I do.

Claude said...

1. I think it just makes things more complicated, but it also means more apps are available on the device which is a plus.
2. I think it will help sell the device, as most people know that android does in fact have plenty of apps.
3. No, not at all.
4. I really like chicken noodle soup, it's my favorite type, how did you know?

mac-and-me said...

1. one big problem on android is already that apps and games get optimized to the lowest available specs which means they dont use full potential of new devices
with cross plattform breeding this gets even worse


mikkello said...

1. I do not think thats so good
2. Yes, they get a lot of buyers
3. Depends on the price
4. haha, of course!

Patres said...

Never liked Blackberry but neither do I like this whole craze about touchscreen stuff.
Off to get a chicken noodle soup, I find it more interesting than pads.

Mike said...

1. Cross app blending can work , if there is a huge demand for the product, however as you pointed out no one really cares about the playbook so this will probably fail.

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Sam: said...

I just got my hands on one cheekily
Still just going through it at the moment, i'll let you know soon! (so far there are still bugs in it as i'm flicking through, apps depending on what has to be loaded are slow anyway..

Good blog, keep posting!! Followed!

Fishy Corporation said...

1.It will most likley work even though its not optimal.
2. No not really.
3. No.
4. Yes i do, very much actually.

SOMS said...

i am not sure, might work for them.. we will see

The Old Master said...

Same as Fishy!

Niek said...

2. Not really
3. No, I don't like blackberry for some erason
4. yes.

CandleintheDark said...

I think it might actually be successful

Kicking Rocks said...

2. Que, Que?
3. Que?
4. SI! said...

Hey if blackberry phones had updated android software, I'd have at least a slight possibility of using them again unlike now where I have 0 chance.

Brock said...

1. It's smart
2. Of course, people who buy a tablet just for the apps will now have more of a choice
3. Possibly, I am a blackberry user
4. Well yeah, who doesn't

jmacabroad said...

1. sounds good to me
2. ehh
3. iphone user dont need playbook or ipad or w/e
4. om nom nom

DVNO said...

Well, this is interesting..

Endless said...

Playbook is way too late!

elexerdelex said...


Well about the device, I think this should grow out to become one appstore, for ALL devices...

Tibble said...

1.Prolly work but prolly not so great
2. No not really.
3. No.
4. Yes I DOOOOO!

PIX said...

Ehi Wayward Disposition! thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I think I'll create a you tube channel as I was in Florence last week and I created some videos for you, my readers :-)
Thanks for the compliments and...I like chicken noodle soup of course!!!

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Danny Murphy said...

1. More apps being available is always a good thing.

2. No

3. Not really

4. Yes I do

Toto said...

interesting post!

Pappa Püllï said...

1.It will most likley work even though its not optimal.
2. No not really.
3. No.
4. Yes i do, very much actually.

BTN Hip Hop said...

1. will spread the market
2. nope
4. who doesnt

Trelin said...

1. Fail.
2. No.
3. No.
4. Yes.

Glovey said...

Excellent post man! Was a really interesting read! thanks for sharing!

Clueless Dolphin said...

this thing looks really cool

JuX said...

i love chicken noodle soup. And thats all i have to say.

Big Unicorn said...

Interesting stuff. I like boobs AND chicken noodle soup personally.

Stare Dad said...

1. i like it... innovative
2. i'm pretty sure it is
3. meh
4. Y E S :D

duffboi said...

I've given up the android phone world for the blackberry world myself... still not an owner of a 'pad' device... soooo, generally, I think portability is a good thing.. and that's my story, and I'm sticking to it :)

Mr. Dough said...

1. I disapprove.
2. That it certainly is.
3. No.
4. It's not bad. :S

Moob said...

It is definitely a marketing strategy

Dazza said...

1. Extremely interesting
2. Yes
3. No

JapRoulette said...

Same as Dazza

izzfoshizzz said...

RIM is going to die. end of story

Joe said...

I love answering your questions!
1.What do you guys think about all of this cross app blending and such?
-I think its good for the overall market.
2. Do you think it's a good marketing strategy?
-Of course, it draws in new consumers who were unsure which app provider to choose
3. Are you interested in a Playbook?
-yes, but i don't have the money. it seems like the most professional tablet offering so far
4. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
-freaking love it

Anonymous said...

Well if RIM made their OS opensource then is good by me until then i stick with Android.

ed said...

i disagree, might make a difference in ipad sales

Anonymouse said...

1. If you can't beat em join em
2. it makes sense to me
3. nope, not a bit
4. not really my thing, no.

J. Antonio said...

iPad is better.
I think.....

Stare Dad said...

i love playboy

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