General Motors used to say "no one buys based on safety". Times change. How's that workin' out for ya? Ask Sony about hackers. Their PlayStation business took a big hit the last few weeks.
RIM and the PlayBook are well positioned with their BlackBerry Enterprise Server Virtual Private Network technology to lead us toward safer web access.
When Apple has this kind of lead, they invest heavily and further solidify their leadership position. They have done this numerous times with LCD's, Flash memory and even Intel processors.
The next whitespace: Safe Open WiFi
Open wireless hotspots cannot be secured without using passwords that effectively remove the open part of the equation. Creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN) over an open WiFi link fixes the problem. Data is safe; and the connection is seamless.
Here's the challenge for RIM: Invest in a large scale VPN that leverages the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for all RIM users. It won't be cheap but it will create the world's only safe solution for wireless.