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9/27/2010 11:11 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   9/27/2010 11:28:20 PM
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How would you build a better tablet computer?

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Luis Sanchez   9/28/2010 3:17:01 AM
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I would include to it a pedestal so that whenever I wanted to make it stand on my desk, i could. And I would try to add the best hand write recognition software there was so that the input could be a stylus... that would make it a more useful device as to take notes... perhaps this would be the enterprise edition differentiator since having an all entertainment tablet doesn't sound that much appealing to some of us techie "work-oholic" guys :-)

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Mark Wehrmeister   9/28/2010 4:17:56 AM
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RIM should definitely target the corporate market rather than the consumer market. Consumers do not buy tablet computers based on the speed of the processor or the hardware-assisted 1,080-progressive video playback capability. instead they buy this type of device based on design, peer pressure, and the types of applications that are available. It shouldn't be a problem for RIM to target the corporate market, they just have to call the device a "Blackberry Slate" instead of a "RIM Playbook"

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Mark Wehrmeister   9/28/2010 4:20:19 AM
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To answer Rick's question on how to build a better tablet computer, make it foldable so it can be carried in your pocket. Include a fold-out stand too.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/28/2010 8:40:12 AM
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They would have called it blackberry slate as mark said. The wide spread name of black berry will bring them more customers from the already existing black berry user base. The front side camera capability certainly looks good for the video conferencing applications. If we add feature like wireless video transfer capability from tablet to directly into the LCD TV's will definitely become a selling point.

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rick merritt   9/28/2010 1:43:15 PM
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I agree with Luis and Mark. 1. It should have had stylus input an handwriting recognition capabilities great for several biz apps. 2. It should have been called Blackberry Slate and be a true Blackberry able to run Blackberry apps as the iPad runs iPhone apps.

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Tunrayo   9/28/2010 2:37:35 PM
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You can distinguish with the operating systems and applications!

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jackdaniels472   9/28/2010 4:07:18 PM
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You copy all of Apples features (including battery run-time) and you put a front and rear web-cam. Doesn't seem too hard build the list, just execution.

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Warren3   9/28/2010 4:55:43 PM
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"Differentiation in the tablet market will soon become intensely difficult as a variety of similar-looking slates hit the market with common operating platforms and services,” said Kevin Burden, director of mobile device research of ABI Research. --- Blackberry certainly didn't fall in line. OK, the looks are similar but the operating platform sure isn't and the services aren't either... that the Playbook doesn't launch with 3G is, to me, a huge surprise and seems quite problematic.

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eewiz   9/28/2010 6:58:30 PM
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Yup. As Warren pointed out , the biggest disappointment was lack of 3G internet access. Since its a new OS, it should have some virtualization based support for old blackberry apps. Also a dual mode display with PixelQi/Eink display mode, to be able to read ebooks in direct sunlight. Handwriting recognition, Voice recognition,Dock & external keyboard will also be nice.

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