BlackBerry maker RIM plans competition for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iAd service.
RIM has partnered with five ad networks to create an inventory of ads for developers. The strategy aims to put RIM on equal footing with Apple and Google Inc., which have both purchased ad network firms in the past.
And, the PlayBook:
Although the PlayBook is significantly smaller than the iPad, RIM is squarely positioning it as a superior device, especially for corporate users. The device’s built-in security and its ability to integrate with BlackBerry smart phones – allowing consumers to use an existing BlackBerry plan, instead of having to buy a new one – is aimed at conquering the growing business tablet market, something the iPad has not yet done.
Not yet done? Who has? Tablets have been around for over 10 years. Who sells the most? Apple’s iPad in only six months.