The much hyped, long-awaited for Blackberry “PlayBook” Tablet (ps. whatever happened to calling it the Black Pad?) Black Pad sounded a little too “ipad” for my tastes anyway. Can RIM please stop obsessing over all things Apple (they even did a video comparing ipad to the new playbook). It’s becoming a little sad.
Moving on. There are a couple of things to note here:
1. Want to make some BIG bucks? Develop a PlayBook app. RIM is currently accepting all app applications (app apps would have been a little redundant): here. Currently the PlayBook app market is pretty pathetic/scarce. Are making apps easy? Not really. Are they even harder when developed for RIM products? Yep. But, I didn’t say it would be easy. Luckily, RIM has set up a PlayBook App Developer forum! It’s in their best interest to get as many PlayBook apps lined up pre-launch as possible. Otherwise we’ll have another Storm situation on our hands (apple-mimic product, not very app compatible).
2. Buy RIM stock pre-launch; it doesn’t take a Wall Street wiz to get that.
(Oh, and the PlayBook will cost $499; Oh, RIM..)