All things to all people
The Macalope really never ceases to be amazed by RIM’s executive team.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet that is already being widely praised as a multi-tasking powerhouse with an uncompromised web experience and an ultra-portable design,” said Mike Lazaridis, RIM President and Co-CEO.
Widely praised by RIM executives.
Do they really believe in this fantasy world they’ve built for themselves where the PlayBook is actually shipping and competing with the iPad?
The device is equipped with a seven-inch display with a 1024×600 resolution and is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 processor matched with 1GB of RAM. It is fitted with a three-megapixel front camera and a five-megapixel rear camera. It is capable of supporting push e-mail, but only when paired to a phone over Bluetooth.
Seven-inch screen and needs to be paired to not just a phone, but a *Blackberry* phone, unless that’s been changed.
But it runs Android apps! Well, Gingerbread. Basically just to be able to say it’s got “lots of apps”. And it runs Flash! And probably really awesomely. And it’s for business but it runs games and it has a corkscrew and a tiny pair of tweezers! OH, GOD, PLEASE BUY ONE, WE’RE DYING UP HERE.
It’s very sad.
And, yet, funny at the same time.