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Catch this sneak peek of the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Catch this sneak peek of the BlackBerry PlayBook
As we reported yesterday, during Rogers TabLife conference, RIM VP of Special Projects, David Neale, gave a demonstration of the "The world’s 1st professional tablet". Neale explained that the tablet he was showing off is a work in progress and is changing every day. The device does appear to have the TI OMAP 4440 under the hood, which makes the BlackBerry PlayBook pretty muscular.

The model seen on the video is not running a dual-core processor yet, which makes the smoothness of the video quite impressive. The browser used in the demo is the same WebKit based version used on the BlackBerry Torch, running through "a Flash compatible environment" although it is not yet optimized. Neale also showed off the "true" multitasking capabilities of the device, and while he did comment a few times that what he was presenting was an early version of PlayBook, his opinion of the tablet? "It is amazing," says the RIM executive. Anyone else agree?

source: Crackberry

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posted on 04 Dec 2010, 10:54

1. BigKippa (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Sep 2008)


ummmmmm yes please!! Just give it 4G and make it a mobile hotspot and I'd give my right arm for it!!

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 12:10 1

2. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Yes! Thank you God! Someone finally picked up on how Palm does multitasking!

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 14:10

6. Misanthropos (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


Palm did it better, but it's definitely nice to see that their innovation is affecting those around them. Nothing beats webOS multitasking and app management!

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 20:38

3. Syksyd (Posts: 54; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


would deffinately get this over any ipad, or even the android tab...BB finally producing a game changer, now use that same creativity and put it to a phone..PLEASE!!

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 07:52

4. gropro (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)


its good but the total pixels are the same amount used in the iphone4 and double the size.

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 13:54

5. Issac (unregistered)


So it's just a webOS copy... :/

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