With Research In Motion’s announcement of the Playbook one has to think Apple will be forced to respond sooner than later. Perhaps we will see the 2nd gen iPad in the works for the holiday season to stay ahead of the Playbook? The Playbook specs looks impressive on paper. Dual core processing power, dual cameras, true multitasking, flash support, bluetooth and HDMI connectivity. I think we will all have to reserve judgment until the device actually starts shipping next year.
Has the device given Apple any ideas? Perhaps they were already in the works from the get go. Rumor has it that the next gen iPad will have a mini USB port and at least 1 camera. However I can’t see the next iPad sporting only one camera. It has to support face time. So far nothing has been verified. Apple’s keeping a lid on their magical secret devices.
Seemingly good news, you would expect RIM stock to rise but you’d be wrong. Investors think otherwise and have led to the fall of the stock in today’s trading. Buy? Sell? I’d be more concerned about the Blackberry Torch delays, in addition to the UAE and India problems.