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Old 09-28-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Engadget: Kindle Fire vs. RIM Playbook

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I'm guessing RIM didn't have an exclusivity contract with Quanta?
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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So is it the same device, rebranded and with different software? Wasn't that one of the rumors beforehand?

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So is it the same device, rebranded and with different software? Wasn't that one of the rumors beforehand?

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Can't be. The Fire has half the storage and is missing the micro hdmi port and camera.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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At this point, tablets are essentially commodities. They all look very similar, use similar internals, and most use the same software.

The only difference at this point are the services offered on them, and how much the vendor is willing to let users play around with 'em.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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I think RIM has QNX inside. If that's true, I trust more on that SO than on Android (I've worked with it and it's a very efficient and powerful real time system).
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They are almost the same except people will actually buy the Kindle.
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That's pretty uncanny.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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This is how rumours start.

It's not the same internals. No HDMI, no front or back camera, less memory, no 4G radio, etc etc. Paris, Ontario and Paris, France share a name and official language status ... the similarities fall off pretty quickly after that.

Same with Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. The retail price alone is enough to pause: $199 vs $499. Amazon has "left lots of stuff out".

The Amazon tablet appears to be very well designed for its purpose: providing a strong entry into the Amazon content ecosystem at a price that tempts relevant consumers by the droves. Droves of droves, in fact.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #10
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Who cares, I mean really, don't you geeks have anything better to do like get yourselves some lives.

The massive hoards who are going to buy this tablet really don't give a damn about how similar it looks to every other tablet out there. So long as it has/does what they want it to do they will be happy.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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Who cares, I mean really, don't you geeks have anything better to do like get yourselves some lives.

The massive hoards who are going to buy this tablet really don't give a damn about how similar it looks to every other tablet out there. So long as it has/does what they want it to do they will be happy.
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This is how rumours start.

It's not the same internals. No HDMI, no front or back camera, less memory, no 4G radio, etc etc. Paris, Ontario and Paris, France share a name and official language status ... the similarities fall off pretty quickly after that.

Same with Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. The retail price alone is enough to pause: $199 vs $499. Amazon has "left lots of stuff out".

The Amazon tablet appears to be very well designed for its purpose: providing a strong entry into the Amazon content ecosystem at a price that tempts relevant consumers by the droves. Droves of droves, in fact.
Well you can buy it for $299 at staples and I saw somebody mentioning $249 at wallmart. Interesting to see what will happen when v2 of QNX will support android apps.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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This is how rumours start.

It's not the same internals. No HDMI, no front or back camera, less memory, no 4G radio, etc etc. Paris, Ontario and Paris, France share a name and official language status ... the similarities fall off pretty quickly after that.
I'm pretty sure RIM hasn't released a 4G version yet, it's just Wifi for now. Or the bridge mode where you use your Blackberry's connection.

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Same with Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. The retail price alone is enough to pause: $199 vs $499. Amazon has "left lots of stuff out".
Rim lowered the price to $ 300.00 - just last weekend in fact. I wonder if they knew the price of the Amazon tablet and realized they needed a lower price point if they wanted to compete.
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I'm guessing RIM didn't have an exclusivity contract with Quanta?
Yup, looks an awful lot like my 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab, except my tab has a little skinnier bezel and it says Verizon and Samsung on the back.

Oh yeah, mine has some dedicated capacitive buttons on the front, some holes for the cameras to see through, and a puka for the SD card to fit in.
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Actually, no. The rumor started 2 days ago, before this pic.
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