RIM's tablet has a few problems – report

A former RIM manager has warned that the outfit’s forthcoming PlayBook tablet has some major problems.

Those who played with the Playbook at CES loved its speed and its multitasking, but according to Raymond Reddy, who was previously involved in RIM’s corporate development and M&A the tablet has problems which could kill it off.

Talking to Business Insider, Raymond Reddy, who was previously involved in RIM’s corporate development and M&A, said that developers might want to think twice before starting projects for the PlayBook.

He owns and operates a music software company that he says he will initially drive towards Android tablets, and he doesn’t think he’ll be the only one.

RIM has been unable to attract sufficient developers to create apps for the PlayBook’s QNX operating system, and the device might not make its launch date, it’s claimed.

He said that while the QNX OS is responsible for the PlayBook’s heightened performance, it has a user interface which is about as developer friendly as the hot blond from accounts who likes her men with muscles.

As it is the Wi-Fi version will not have access to corporate BlackBerry e-mail and thus make it a chocolate teapot on the corporate network. Given that one of the PlayBook’s crucial features has been its productivity functions this does not bode well. Rim insists that this is for security reasons.