Friday, April 15, 2011

Today's Headlines

Interview with RIM PLaybook Product Manager Ryan Biden
The Financial Post
A podcast with the Research in Motion executive leading the PlayBook project for RIM.  He talks about the new tablet why the company opened up the device to Android applications.

As RIM Playbook Prepares for Debut, Cisco's Cius Slowly Emerges
Network World
Cisco said in a blog post last week that its direct sales representatives and channel partners began accepting orders for the Cius on March 31. Through the end of May, the company is delivering the devices to "key customer accounts we've identified with unique use cases," spokeswoman Molly Ford told Network World. 

Poor Playbook Reviews Spur Analyst to Question RIM's Future
The Business News Network
Kim Shannon, president and chief investment officer of Sionna Investment Managers, told BNN that the tepid public reaction to the PlayBook might be a harbinger of what’s to come, with the company increasingly playing a niche role in the tech sector

Has RIM Gone from Innovator to Follower in Wake of Playbook Reviews?
IT World Canada
There is a significant change in the wind for RIM, illuminated by the coming April 19 release of its Playbook  tablet computer, which will run apps built for Android devices, and the porting of its BlackBerry Messenger app to the Android and iOS platforms.  Back in the day, RIM was an innovator. Now, the company has become a follower.

RIM's Playbook Bombs with Reviewers
The negative reviews of the tablet in outlets like The New  York Times and The Wall Street Journal seemed to hit RIM's often volatile shares, which fell 1.7 percent to $53.92 on the Nasdaq on Thursday, the lowest closing price since Oct 25

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