As you know, competitors iPad every day it gets bigger and bigger. Many analysts are already predicting the imminent start of big problems for Apple. However, is everything smooth with competitors? Analyst Shaw Wu thinks they are in trouble.
Sho Wu works at an analytical agency Kaufman Bros.. Today he gave his opinion on the future of tablet computing. play book from R.I.M. blackberry. According to the analyst, the device will not only fail to compete iPad, but it will fail in general. At least the first version play book.
The reason is simple - short battery life on a single charge. The device can last no more than two to three hours, depending on the intensity of use. For example, Samsung Tab provides about six hours of work, and the same iPad all ten.
But it is the maximum mobility - exactly what the user expects from a portable computer.
Sho Wu believes that such a short battery life was the reason for postponing the release of the device to the end of May next year. BUT iPad meanwhile for sale. Will it be too late by the time the PlayBook arrives? At least in order to compete with products from Apple.
He criticized the analyst and the operating system that is used in the tablet. As is known, QNX - a wonderful OS, but it was not originally developed for mobile devices. It was used in places where battery life does not matter at all - network and various scientific equipment, airport radars, cars and all the like. That is, the OS simply does not know how to save electricity. Installing more capacious batteries will lead to the fact that the mass of the device will increase significantly.
The analyst calls the figure of 700,000 devices - that is how much, in his opinion, he will be able to implement R.I.M. for the entire next year (by the way, other analysts give similar figures, a maximum of one million). While Apple reached the figure of three million after only three months from the date of the start of sales iPad.