Playbook is NO iPad 2 killer
We’ve all read and heard the Playbook by Blackberry news feed from the press this week. Playbook is smart to match iPad 2 with the $499 pricing for the entry level tablet market. RIM’s corporate security features are included in this tablet release. They also keep up with the iPad 2 with a speedy dual-core processor and brand new QNX operating system. Why will this tablet launch by Blackberry ultimately fail to win mass appeal? This one is so predictable that my African Gray parrot chirped out these words this morning “300,000 apps….300,000 apps”. The iPad 2 is priced the same, has a bigger screen, is thinner and a library of 300,000 apps. C’mon who is going to buy this fledgling copycat iPad wannabe without any of the famous iPad 2 apps? Owning Playbook means NO Skype, NO GPS app, NO built-in email, NO Pandora and NO Angry birds. It has also been noted somewhere that Playbook can not even run any of the Blackberry Smartphones 27,000 apps. This was Blackberry’s desperation attempt to catch up to Apple. They were late to market with a sad attempt to compete with the iPad 2. And in the end their demise will be plethora of iPad 2 apps.