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BlackBerry PlayBook extensively previewed on video

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BlackBerry PlayBook extensively previewed on video
Research in Motion's "iPad killer" has appeared on video before, demoed by the company's main men, but not close up and personal, and not in HD quality, as it has surfaced now. The tablet has been previewed by Julian Dolce, Platform Lead of the QNX team, so it is explicable that most of the demo is focused on the interface and OS capabilities.

Bear in mind that this is not yet the real deal, the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset is not fully utilized yet (in fact, the current version of the QNX OS on the tablet only uses one core at the moment), so there's still a fair bit of coding to be done. The coolest feature for us - the whole bezel around the 7" screen is touch-enabled, and can be used for navigating around the interface, and interacting with applications. The bummer - no dedicated PIN for BBM can be used on the PlayBook, you will have to make do with pairing up your existing RIM device to the tablet for actual BlackBerry-ing.

With that out of the way, everything looks incredibly smooth, and the lag here and there can be easily attributed to the prototype nature of the examined device. The "views" concept from BlackBerry 6 is also here, easing navigation, so clearly there is a trend towards converging all RIM's devices into using one and the same mobile OS down the road. Multitasking is also top-notch, see for yourself in the video below.

source: BGR

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posted on 09 Dec 2010, 05:02

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

looks very good and it's FAR FAR better than the current ipad... then again .. maybe ipad2 will blow our minds ... neeeeeeeeeeeeeee... i don't think so :))

posted on 09 Dec 2010, 12:16

2. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

Looks really good for something made by RIM. Looks much more media oriented which is the direction they should go. But couldnt help but notice the swyping motions reminded me of a palm.

posted on 09 Dec 2010, 21:11

3. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

it looks good.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 12:15

4. olufadi1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

looks good. but it looks sooooo much like webOS!?!

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