Tag: motorola xoom
The BlackBerry PlayBook is almost here – almost
With the BlackBerry PlayBook not launching until April 19th in North America, you have to wonder if anyone really cares at this point. April 19th seems like an eternity to wait for a device that we have been hearing about for almost a year. So to finally get the press release from RIM, announcing 20,000 points of distribution sounds impressive, however, if the delay to launch was due to RIM trying to get that many vendors on board I think it was a huge mistake. Perhaps I’m wrong and they just couldn’t get it in market any sooner. Either way it’s still a huge loss to launch a month later than the iPad2 in Canada and almost two months late in the US and at the same price point as the iPad2. I really don’t understand the pricing strategy given that Apple owns the mind share in this category and the PlayBook needs to pair with a BlackBerry device in order to access cellular networks. So what do you think, will the BlackBerry PlayBook Boom or Bust?
Which tablet should I choose?
That’s the question that will become more and more common as the tablet industry kicks into high gear this year. We will try to help you answer that question with this blog post featuring a side-by-side comparison of the top three tablet computers to watch out for in 2011.
- The Apple iPad is the standard for tablet computers. With more than 17 million iPads sold to date and the iPad2 in Canada as of March 25 Apple has clearly set the pace.
- BlackBerry is still a giant in the smart phone space and the BlackBerry PlayBook, widely viewed as runner up of the CES 2011 Best of Tablet Award, is a highly anticipated tablet from RIM.
- The Motorola Xoom is the unknown kid on the block for many, but with its recent crowning at CES 2011 – Best of Show Award – and Android’s latest operating system optimized for tablets, this tablet will head up the Android attack this year.