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    BlackBerry Playbook Now Rumored for Release in March 2011


    After RIM released their 3rd Quarder earnings report, it was rumored that the highly anticipated BlackBerry Playbook wouldn't be released until March of 2011, a cry from recent suggestions that its actual release date would be sometime in Februrary 2011. One RIM executive was quoted as saying that customers "shouldn't expect to see RIM receiving income from the PlaybOok until after February."

    Should RIM wait until March to release the Playbook, it would be in direct competition with Apple's iPad 2 which is set to release in April, just one month after the Playbook's now-anticpated release date. Although the BlackBerry Playbook is highly antipated and has already received accolades from both experts and tech-fans alike, this close release date could spell heavy competition from Apple.

    What do you think: If RIM releases their Playbook in March instead of February, will it effect Playbook sales or will BlackBerry fans stay loyal to RIM?
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    I for one don't think its good because so many are slowly loosing faith in RIM. Prolonging the playbook is going to make matters worst (I think). First delay the playbook, next the Storm3. its like whatever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awill300 View Post
    I for one don't think its good because so many are slowly loosing faith in RIM. Prolonging the playbook is going to make matters worst (I think). First delay the playbook, next the Storm3. its like whatever!!
    I'm hoping the Storm 3 will just be a surprise release before the new year. They have done it before.



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    Man now that would be great because I have been seriously considering jumping ship to the Droid

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    Quote Originally Posted by awill300 View Post
    Man now that would be great because I have been seriously considering jumping ship to the Droid
    A lot of people are holding out with their upgrade plans for a Storm 3, but many will jump ship for Droid or iPhone if nothing new is out before the iPhone hits Verizon early next year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Jerde View Post
    A lot of people are holding out with their upgrade plans for a Storm 3, but many will jump ship for Droid or iPhone if nothing new is out before the iPhone hits Verizon early next year.
    Agreed. I'm all for a surprise release though! I'd have to make the switch to Verizon for a S3 but I'm willing to do that... if it has a clicky screen.

    Back to the topic, at this point I'd prefer a Playbook to an iPad - seems like there's more you can do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvonleaCM View Post
    Agreed. I'm all for a surprise release though! I'd have to make the switch to Verizon for a S3 but I'm willing to do that... if it has a clicky screen.

    Back to the topic, at this point I'd prefer a Playbook to an iPad - seems like there's more you can do with it.
    I actually like the surepress screen for texting. It feels better than just touch screen.

    It will be interesting to see how apps will be with the PlayBook as it has opened up to the developer world.

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    I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the PlayBook. I hope that they come out with one that has a card reader built in. That would make it the ideal tool for mobile sales and service.

    BlackBerry will blow the competition out of the water when they bring out a phone with the same OS as that of the PlayBook.

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