BlackBerry PlayBook being delayed in part by buggy Flash

first_imgNot to sound like an Apple fanatic, but there’s more than a slight feel that the competition is running around like a chicken with its head cut off when it comes to releasing a viable competitor to the iPad.One problem is that manufacturers who are trying to put together their tablets don’t have a lot of good ideas about how they want their product to differ from the iPad. They don’t have a vision: they just want to release a product at a roughly equivalent price with a roughly equivalent spec sheet as the iPad and divert sales from Apple.AdChoices广告One way a Honeycomb-based tablet can theoretically set itself apart from the competition is by supporting Adobe Flash. While Apple is dead set against allowing Flash Player on the iPad, labeling the technology a notorious system crasher and battery killer, Adobe swears Flash can work on tablets.Not that there’s a lot of evidence for that supposition. For example, Adobe Flash compatibility was a headlining feature on the Motorola Xoom, and a lot of time was spent at CES discussing the premier Honeycomb tablet’s Flash support. Yet even then, the Xoom didn’t launch with Flash Player.Another much anticipated product due out soon is RIM‘s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. The PlayBook — which boasts RIM’s own QNX operating system, and the ability to emulate Android software — has been delayed from its initial launch, and it’s now being theorized that that delay is, at least in part, an issue with the PlayBook’s promised Flash compatibility.I’m not sure I entirely buy that rumor, though. The PlayBook’s troubled all around, after all. Heck, it’s not even shipping with native mail, contact or calendar apps! I’m sure Flash is part of the problem, but at the end of the day, it seems like RIM’s lack of a cohesive vision and a problem executing their goals that is delaying the PlayBook. For once, Adobe can’t be blamed.Read more at CNNlast_img read more