The 25 Craziest Things Ever Said by Tech CEOs

12. RIM Makes Insane Claims About PlayBook Tablet

Quote: "I think the PlayBook redefines what a tablet should do... So, I think the PlayBook clearly sets the bar WAY higher on performance, and you're going to see more."
Date: 12/16/2010

Never one to shy away from blasting Apple, co-CEO Jim Balsillie fired away on the iPad, while promoting the BlackBerry PlayBook as a device that "redefines what a tablet should do." Yes, the PlayBook. RIM's tablet would indeed set the "bar higher," for what not to do with a new tech product. A terrible launch, horrendous battery life, and the need for a secondary BlackBerry device to access email and calendar were just a few of the many flaws that plagued the PlayBook. As of Q1 2012, only 500,000 tablets have been shipped, where as Apple sold 15.43 million iPads during the first quarter of the year.

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