RIM Ready to Rock With Playbook Tablet

When it comes to mobile, Apple has, seemingly overnight, become the company to beat with its best-selling iPhone and iPad tablet line. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is one of several companies Apple’s success has adversely impacted, but the mobile wars are far from over.

As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, RIM thinks it has a better alternative to what some claim is Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) restrictive development framework. RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie also explained why he’s excited about the company’s forthcoming forthcoming Playbook tablet that he says sports a big performance edge over the iPad.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s had a good run, but now it’s time to return to a more traditional, less proprietary development model for mobile apps.

That was the assertion Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion, made here during an onstage interview at the Web 2.0 Summit on Tuesday.

“We believe in the Web, that you don’t need an SDK, but should be able to publish with the tools you already use. You don’t need an app for the Web,” said Balsillie.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:

RIM’s Balsillie Says Apple’s Mobile App Dev Model Flawed

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