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Research in Motion has revealed its Blackberry PlayBook tablet to the world, but the world isn’t so impressed. So far, the tablet has received more negative reviews than good. The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg details the biggest complaints.
“It doesn’t have apps that are considered pretty critical in mobile devices. It doesn’t have an email app, it doesn’t have a calendar app, it doesn’t have a contacts app, memo pad and a number of other apps.”
RIM has said these apps will be available- but only when users tethers the tablet to their Blackberry phone. RIM has also said this addresses the security of the tablet but Information Week doesn’t buy it.
“Research in Motion believes this is a security feature, but let's call it what it really is: a huge mistake. If it's a security feature, why is RIM adding those applications later this year?”
And now RIM's Co-CEO James Balsillie is defending the device-- Here's his interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang---
Emily Chang: “That said, you have gotten some negative reviews, are you surprised by the negativity?”
JB: “You know, what I think is exciting about the product is we have an over-the-air utility and so what it means is you can get lots of upgrades of new features...”
And Venture Beat says by avoiding the issues, it makes Balsillie -- look silly.
"While it’s normal for a CEO to defend a fledgling product….Balsillie may end up appearing clueless and out of touch by refusing to acknowledge actual issues with the PlayBook’s launch."
But for now, the PlayBook tablet will go on sale, as is, April 19th.
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*******www.ip-apps****/apps/tagyourtime.html Independent developer Diethard Seiferth today introduces TagYourTime! 1.0, his new tag based calendar app for iPhone and iPod touch. The focus of TagYourTime! is not in the planning of appointments, but in the display what's next. TagYourTime! bypasses barriers of 24 hour days and gives you a whole new sense of time. Based on a unique graphical tag system, TagYourTime! shows you in how many days, hours and minutes next events take place.
The Appreneur Group today announces Birthday Tunes Calendar Reminder 2.3, an update to their birthday calendar app that allows users to send musical messages to friends and family. Users can download friends' birthdays directly from Facebook as well as set alarm-clock reminders up to 30 days in advance. The helpful app features six birthday tunes, from traditional to country, as well as personalized customized messages that can be easily sent to friends via text, email, or Facebook.