Demonstration of BlackBerry PlayBook, led by RIM Co-CEO Lazaridis

RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, RINM May 3 demonstrated off the Blackberry PlayBook here at BlackBerry World, one day once the executive secluded the 7-inch tablet’s lateness to the market.

The PlayBook opened April 19 to mainly negative appraisals. Specialists were put off by the lack of an inhabitant e-mail request. Lazaridis fearless bragged about the PlayBook’s mixing with Adobe’s Flash multimedia technology also its flat Web browsing and multitasking, which lets consumers run videos and admission other requests at the same time.

To demonstrate agreement, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen joined Lazaridis on phase to talk up Flash on the PlayBook. But the genuine kicker came when Lazaridis run out Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who comes into view at the demonstration for the first time in its 10-year olden times.

RIM Co-CEO Lazaridis

RIM and Microsoft are fresh off a growth of their mobile enterprise alliance the two corporations proclaimed in March. At BlackBerry World, Ballmer confirmed that Microsoft Bing would become the default search and maps requests for BlackBerry plans. Furthermore, Bing search will be included with BlackBerry OS at the operating system height.

Ballmer riffed on Android talking about its rising volume but trying developers and Apple, which he explained as rigid and contribution incomplete options. Ballmer imprison the keynote crown awaiting Lazaridis wrap it back by proclaimed that BlackBerry World’s 6,000 attendees would all obtain a free, 16GB PlayBook.

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One comment

  1. minzhu
    December 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Don’t blame CEO, they want RIM win.

    RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment.

    In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car.

    It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.

    This culture deny or steal hardworking team members’ contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM.

    So don’t blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs’ expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.

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