Blackberry - It's not fair!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by callme, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. callme macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    The CEO of Blackberry needs to learn to deal with questions a little better.
    The guy from the BBC was hardly giving him a grilling or asking hard questions, but yet again the CEO uses the 'not fair' response.

    The guy is a joke, first the reviews of the PlayBook are 'not fair' now asking about the issues with Blackberry being asked to open the secure information of users in the Middle East and India is also 'not fair'.

    Get some balls and answers the question, don't run away!

    As to being singled out because you are 'successful', dream on!
  2. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    This thing is DOA. No viable ecosystem, no killer native apps, and missing everything from e-mail to 3G service.

    It isn't even fit for "business" users, which is pretty hilarious.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The whole issue of a private company allowing a government to snoop on emails, is a touchy, sensitive subject and I'm not sure RIM handled the situation appropriately so they're pretty sensitive about being asked about it.
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    That's really embarrassing. RIM needs to step up it's PR big time...

    I agree with the first part of what you said, but about the only people the PlayBook is fit for right now is business users who already use corporate Blackberries. The missing email, calendar, and 3G service can be resolved using Blackberry Bridge, which requires a BB smartphone.

    RIM made a big mistake announcing the PlayBook when they did. They should take a hint from Apple and only announce a product when it's ready or nearly ready to sell - that way they don't wind up in a situation where the options are to ship an incomplete product, or delay and break their promised deadline.
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    I think the Playbook looks like it will be a great product. Heck, it looks like a good media consumption device.

    Unfortunately, there's no excuse for not having an email and calendar app.

    If the Internet and movie/video watching is what you're mostly interested in, I suppose you could wait until summer. On the other hand, it could have been released in the summer!!!!
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    From what I've read it seems that RIM cannot decide what the intended market for the Playbook is for. They seem to have some focus for the enterprise but then they throw in features for the consumer. Its also incomplete and rolling it out in what is turning out to be a competitive sector means it will be DOA as LTD stated.

    Shocking, I agree with LTD on something :eek:

    One thing you have to give apple credit for as attention to details and so when they roll out a product, its complete down to the smallest details. It may not have a feature you want, i.e., flash, but its complete to apple's specifications to meet the needs of the majority.

    RIM shot themselves in the foot by rolling out a tablet that lacks some pretty basic features. i can't see how this will sell that much, sure a few enterprises may embrace it, maybe a handful of consumers as well but I can't see this selling in any volume

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