RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Future: Viable Product or Not?

We reported only a week ago, on the newest edition to the tablet market the, “BlackBerry PlayBook”. Although not officially released until early next year, it seems you will have a lot of fantastic features to look forward to such as, 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, dual HD cameras and so on. To rank the PlayBook against competitors such as the Apple iPad, Research in Motion have had to come up with a strategy. They have decided to tailor the PlayBook first and foremost to commercial (enterprise) companies and then to consumers.

According to Joseph Palenchar at Twice, the new Operating System developed by “QNX Software Systems” is hoped to give the PlayBook an extra edge over the iPad. Other features will include HDMI outputs to connect to a display, USB port, front-facing 3mp camera /5mp rear-facing that can be used for video conferencing and support for Adobe Flash web-video format.

The newest RIM edition has brought some trepidation from onlookers, as to the tablet being viable. Compared to the iPad, the smaller screen size of the PlayBook has endured criticism, along with pricing structure and subsequent choice of name. But on the plus side, PlayBook will be compatible with BlackBerry Enterprise Server incorporating Wi-Fi for internet connectivity, and the option of pairing up with a BlackBerry smartphone giving access to the internet via Bluetooth.

What do you think about RIM’s strategy to target the enterprise market first? Will it pay off for them? Give us your thoughts. To read more on this check out Twice

  • respighifan

    It will do just fine. The Playbook will find a very large niche market for itself as a premium device.