In its race to keep pace with Apple and the iPad, BlackBerry maker Reasearch in Motion announced yesterday its long-awaited tablet device - called the PlayBook. The PlayBook's OS is powered by QNX Software, a Canadian company RIM acquired earlier this year. The device, to launch early in 2011, features a 7-inch touchscreen, a rear and front-facing camera (for video conferencing), and will initially run on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth only (3G and 4G models will come later).
According to a tweet sent by its NY bureau chief, John Abell, WIRED magazine has reportedly sold 24,000 downloads of its $4.99 per copy iPad app on its first full day in the App store. The app has received 420 ratings with an overall average of four stars. Of course, if any magazine is going to perform well out-of-the-gate as an iPad app, its WIRED. Let's see how sales hold up over the next fwew days, and, more importantly, for its its next issue.
Adobe is running a full page ad in today's Marketplace section of The Wall Street Journal that ups the ante in its battle with Apple over Flash.
While the attention-grabbing headline reads "We Love Apple," the final point the ad makes is "What we don't love is anybody taking away your freedom to choose what you create, how you create it, and what you experience on the web."
Take that Steve "My Way or the Highway" Jobs!