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BlackBerry PlayBook wins the first ever Tablet World Series!

BlackBerry PlayBook Wins Tablet World Series
By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Nov 2010 10:40 am EDT
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Well lookie lookie. Steve Jobs may think 7" is too small for a tablet, though some of the trends we have seen since he made that statement have been proving otherwise. On a recent CrackBerry poll with over 11,000 respondents, 61% said 7" was plenty big for a tablet while another 20.5% said it's not how deep you fish, but how you wiggle the worm.  All in all, at least among CrackBerry readers the vast majority are thinking the PlayBook's more compact 7" stature is a good thing, not a bad thing.

Now we have some further validation that the BlackBerry PlayBook is a winner thanks to LaptopMag's Tablet World Series, where the BlackBerry PlayBook took home top spot! Sure, we are still months away from the BlackBerry PlayBook being released, but it managed to knock off the Exo PC in the finals, taking 57% of the votes. We have only just recently seen the PlayBook in action, at AdobeMAX, but it seems to be getting some great hype around the tech community. Hopefully the QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS, with support for Adobe AIR, will bring in a lot of new developers to BlackBerry, and truly make some great applications that are second to none. Combine great applications, the PlayBook's awesome hardware, and RIM's core services (when bundled with a BB), and together it really should make for a best in class tablet. At least we hope it will. * Message to RIM - you already won the vote for best tablet so don't efff it up! * :)

Developers, don't forget to register for the Develop for the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR. The 1st webcast starts today at 2pm EST!

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BlackBerry PlayBook wins the first ever Tablet World Series!

33 Comments

next time read the article...this wasn't a crackberry poll. it was a poll done by laptopmag.com. So who didn't see this coming?? all the apple fanboys that got their precious iPad knocked out in the first round, that's who.

this has to be the stupidest fuckn poll ever. Im not an apple fanboy to any degree. I love everything RIM. But how the hell does something win that isn't even out yet???? The Ipad own 95% of the tablet market right now... I think that speaks for itself right now.

Now im not saying the playbook isn't gonna be fuckn amazing (im hoping it is b.c im getting it first day), but this makes no sense.

Comparing stuff that isn't even released. Having something called the exo pc beat out the ipad.

I'm a daily reader of a lot of gadget and tech sites and I have never heard of the exo pc. Yet, it beats out a product that dominates 95% of the tablet market.

This "world series" should never have been posted.

No, I am not a Mac fanboi. I have 1 ipod and will eventually get a android tablet but nevertheless, this "world Series" is worse than the Black Sox scandal.

No hall of fame for you Blackberry!

You know why you didn't heard of it? Because it's from Quebec, and Canada and USA makes Quebec Bashing.

I am hearing Obama saying "Don't talk of Quebec at all!" It's like that. Because we talk french. :O

Good Day

You iFanBoys and Blackberry non-users do not talk for talk, the World Series was made to the specifications of products on the market "today and future", for it is clear that the BlackBerry playbook, is carried by the horns at all but has not yet been tested stop mourn and acknowledge that RIM is increasingly look better on the market because their products are of high quality independently are faster than others does not mean they are better, you can be more objective when criticizing.

I `M A BLACKBERRY FAN soo?

I'm from Venezuela and I am using a translator sorry for my bad English

Kevin, the PlayBook is white hot!!! Everyone wants to know what RIM is doing on this. Keep the stories coming!

On another note, I don't think folks realize how good QNX will be for BlackBerry moving forward. RIM's software stability & reliability will radically improve in a short space of time as Dan Dodge & company have a great team of developers who are used to designing & maintaining software that operates thousands of mission critical systems we use everyday. This is a HUGE buy for RIM. They didn't just get a great OS, they got a new mindset and a new attitude to boot!

Apple's Jobs has been dealt a huge blow so this is why he was dissing the PlayBook. BlackBerry users get push services with no additional cost while Apple is charging $100/yr for MobileMe services. There is much to love with BlackBerry, but RIM needs to keep moving forward quickly as there are challengers all around, especially Google.

I predict many, many more success stories and new products in the new year as BlackBerry Tablet OS is morphed into BlackBerry OS 7!

As a disclaimer I only voted on the final for Playbook after seeing the post here on CB. Prior to the finals, playbook had received a total of 561 votes out of 960 beating both Elocity and Galaxy Tab respectively. Meanwhile before the finals, ExoPC had received 4834 votes out of 8952. Clearly, more votes than Playbook received the first 6 games. So on the final the total votes were 6,274. This is 2678 less votes than ExoPC went against in the first 6 games and 5314 more than playbook was against. So how is it that Playbook went from receiving 561 votes in two games to receiving 3,633? The answer? CRACKBERRY.COM. If CB hadn't posted the "World Series" info, most of us would not have voted which means, ExoPC would have continued its trend and won. So did Playbook really win? By the way yes this is the worst poll ever. ExoPC beating Ipad is laughable at best. But then again who browses laptopmag.com??

RIM should use this as an opener at their next event. This was asked at the Facebook Event yesterday.

Q: So, the iPad has been out for a while — are you building an iPad app?

A: (Zuckerberg) The iPad’s not mobile. Next question.

Just post it loud and proud on the big screen.

I hear RIM is giving out Vapour Beer and having a Vapour celebration party in honour of their Vapour Tablet winning this.

BWAHAH yea please vote something better or the best that you have never had the chance to even use or see a solid review on because it's probably not even in its final stages of production. Thats Crackberry for ya.

:)

Kevin, this is awesome, isn't it......

Now, the real question.....how much did RIM have to pay to "get the win"???? :)

On. The blackberry fan page on Facebook run by rim they actually posted this telling people to vote for them

Haha now the abuser can see what RIM is capable to look at the pool on the Laptop Mag hehe ExoPC was leading 800 or so in front of the RIM BBPB and after they post on Crackberry and facebook to go vote for their fav rim was leading the ExoPC with 1000 Votes, the haters can now see how good is the RIM as a community. We are a Team and we will lead :D

I couldn't have said it any better than how s.hasan546 put it. This is a stupid poll, but I do hope the Playbook is as amazing as the hype that's preceding it. I think the only problem with a small tablet would be its keyboard. I have an iPad and the keyboard (in landscape) is amazing. The one in portrait mode is unusable because it's too small for two handed typing and too large for thumb-typing. I'm sure this is what Jobs meant when he said they know about how to design touch hardware. Anyway, I'm sure anything smaller than an iPad would present this issue and it would therefore never be a netbook replacement like the iPad claims to be (which I also feel is untrue). The Playbook can solve this problem (since it tethers to your BB), by giving users the option to use the BlackBerry keyboard to type rather than any bullshit onscreen garbage. But that type of coolness sounds very Apple-ish to me and un-RIM-like. But we'll see.

Here's s.hasan546's post:
Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 08:24
this has to be the stupidest fuckn poll ever. Im not an apple fanboy to any degree. I love everything RIM. But how the hell does something win that isn't even out yet???? The Ipad own 95% of the tablet market right now... I think that speaks for itself right now.

Now im not saying the playbook isn't gonna be fuckn amazing (im hoping it is b.c im getting it first day), but this makes no sense.

That's how marketing works. First R & D then focus groups of professionals and/or regular folks try the new product. Then suggestions are made and the focus group's input about the product compared to others is noted in order to determine further improvement or tweaks to the product before releasing it. Finally after all that is done, it is released & ads for the product flood the airwaves while people line up to get what's new.

That's how marketing works. First R & D then focus groups of professionals and/or regular folks try the new product. Then suggestions are made and the focus group's input about the product compared to others is noted in order to determine further improvement or tweaks to the product before releasing it. Finally after all that is done, it is released & ads for the product flood the airwaves while people line up to get what's new.

I guess RIM needs something to make them feel good. The PlayBook will lose out to ipad/galaxy tab in SALES. Ya know, the thing that really matters.

You people are a bunch of f'ng whiners... if the precious oversized ipod touch would have won, you'd all be rejoicing and saying look at the playbook, what a POS...

95% of the people on here are whiners, complete whiners! Why don't you grow up and look at specs, etc... instead of drinking your 's Kool-Aid. Wow!

If I was Kevin, I wouldn't post sh1t for you whiners to read about, senseless posts!!!

Just an FYI, I'm an Android user now, had a Storm 1 and 2, Droid X now. If I had to choose from the Samsung Galaxy tab, the HUGE Ipod Touch, and the unrelease Playbook, I will get the Playbook, hands down. Have you even seen the videos of it in action... yeah, they are few but what it shows is great.

Sorry for the @ssh@ts around here Kevin!

Sincerely,
stolzyboy

Reminds me of fantasy football.

While a few weeks ago every tech blog (except any berry blog of course) reports that iPad has a huge lead with 90% tablet market now.
Here we are playing fantasy league with a non existent device.

Congrats on the win, really wow.

I love when people are honest. This is all kinds of lame, but thats how it goes on this site, People feel the need to lie and just "prove they are loyal" to a product and company that could care less.

You guys said it best, stop that whackness

:)