iPad 2 vs Playbook (Parody)

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  1. Skieblade

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    Hi everyone,

    Not sure if this is the correct forum to post in - if not, I apologize in advance. I recently attempted a parody video that can be found at:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53vtiIQkR1A"]YouTube - Playbook vs iPad 2 (A Parody)[/ame]

    (The Bears do a parody of the Playbook vs iPad 2)

    To be honest, the whole inspiration for the video was based on a wrestler (if you didn't follow wrestling from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, a certain exchange and the finale might seem weird to you), and I basically built everything else around the events that occurred during the 2:57-3:12 mark (the aforementioned exchange) of the video. It's not an attempt to start a flame war or anything (I personally don't have anything against the Playbook as a device - I just think RIM could have done things differently upon release to make it more marketable). I might try doing similar videos in the future, so I just want to gauge what people's responses are to this one. I hope you guys get a chuckle out of it :D Thanks :)
     
  2. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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  3. Skieblade

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    Does the link I provided in the original post not work? In my Firefox window, the video actually shows up in the post window.
     
  4. Skieblade

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    Oh sorry, I see what you mean... for people with iPads... if you go to the youtube app and type in "playbook ipad2 xtranormal", it should be the only video that pops up (Playbook vs iPad 2 - A Parody). Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    great vid! playbook = FAIL when it comes to ipad1 or ipad2!
     
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    Haha, I wouldn't call it a complete fail (even though I did pick on the Playbook in my video) - although I myself would rather have the larger screen and extra 3 hours of battery life, some people may like the idea of being able to carry the Playbook in their back pocket. And it's pretty ironic that I had to post directions for the youtube app cuz the iPad can't play flash (a thing the Playbook can do).

    All in all though, I don't think the Playbook will be able to dethrone the iPad - Apple is a marketing machine, and in the end, I believe they'll be able to instil the idea within the masses that they need the iPad. If you look at the enterprise side, I think the biggest issue RIM will have is convincing companies that they need to hook their employees up with Playbooks. I mean what additional benefits can the Playbook provide over a Blackberry Smartphone (with regard to work-related tasks)? I think it'll be a tough battle for RIM - I hope they do well, but they need to get this right pretty soon or else the Playbook could end up as a dud.
     
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    This is a nice video. Does it mean I am better off having my iPad?
     
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    The Rock approves....
     
  9. Skieblade

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    Only you can decide if you're better off with an iPad or not. My opinion is that from a consumer standpoint, RIM won't be able to beat Apple unless they're able to cause a huge shift in consumer sentiment. Given their track record and Apple's superb ability to market products, I don't think RIM can touch Apple here. Also, from an enterprise standpoint, even if the Playbook has better business functionality than the iPad, as I said earlier, convincing corporations to spend a chunk of their budget on it will be tough as there's no huge productivity gain that one can get from the Playbook (ie if companies have already provided their employees with Blackberry smartphones, why spend more money for things that can pretty much be done on the BB smartphone?) Maybe it's the way Apple's marketed the iPad, but I find these tablets more of a lifestyle device than a work one (ie they are devices that are meant for leisure that can somewhat do work, not devices that can do work and somewhat do leisure), and right now, Apple is king of lifestyle gadgets. In the future, the Playbook may be a better device than the iPad (ie offer a better user experience), but unless they are able to turn that into meaningful gains in marketshare, it won't matter. In today's world, the best devices are not necessarily the most successful ones, but the ones marketed best usually are. It's a somewhat unfortunate truism in today's world, but there's a reason firms spend a huge amount of money on marketing.
     
  10. akintomide

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    i understand.

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