Blackberry Playbook’s Better – But That Doesn’t Mean Good

Blackberry PlaybookBlackberry’s Playbook 2.0’s generated lots of talk since it was unveiled, most of it saying, basically, “too little, too late.” Of all the reviews I’ve seen, I like best the one Lance Ulanoff posted at Mashable. It’s more measured than most, and gives the Blackberry the benefit of the doubt. Not that fairness is going to make RIM’s road any easier. I’m still trying to imagine the meeting where they decided to bridge the Blackberry with the Playbook, rather than just integrate core features–like, say, email–in ways that pretty much everyone else did.

That aside, here’s Lance’s post.

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  1. That’s the American Way. Ruin it. Add code to an OEM’s app to cripple it and teehtr it to a FEE. Shameless, usurous, predatory unreguatd American Capitalism at it’s finest. Totally wrecked the embedded 3G market before it hardly got off the ground, teehtring fees out the whazoo, stingy caps, high rates now this PlayBook teehtring crap from AT&T.When I read about how different carrier tarriffs are in Assia and Europe it just sickens me how putridly predatory the American wireless industry is in comparison. Americans need to become aware of just how different and consumer fiendly things are elsewhere so they can open their eyes and stop being innocent naieve fodder for American corporate avarice and greed.