Today, RIM announced the Blackberry Playbook, their competitor to Apple's iPad. This not so well kept secret has been anticipated for months now, with most people focusing on RIMs ability to knock Apple out of the top spot in tablet computing. I think it can, and I'm an Apple fan and iPad owner.
The Blackberry Playbook has one major advantage going for it over the iPad: BES integration. Blackberry Enterprise Server is what keeps Blackberries as the email device of choice at most major corporations. The Playbook will integrate seamlessly into this environment, making it easier for IT departments to deploy as they already have e backbone in place.
Another major advantage: Blackberry tethering. You won't need a separate data connection for your Playbook, as it will link up with your Blackberry and share it's data connection. I'm sure certain carriers will be against this idea as they want to make as much as possible from extra data fees, but I don't think they'll have much choice in the matter.
And finally, software. The preview video looks amazing. Haven't seen it yet? Take a look below and see for yourself. This newly created OS is going to be very versatile.
Blackberry Playbook promo video
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Yes, it's true. On Sunday, September 12, John Morrison parked his rented Chevy Impala right in front of the no parking sign at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario. One of the fans yelled at him, and he said something back to the guy. Once he had Melina and all of her stuff unloaded from the car, Morrison left the arena, and we didn't see him again until his match with the Miz, which was by all accounts, the match of the night. Morrison is so awesome, he can park where ever he damn well pleases, so stop complaining fans!