First cool concept apps after RIM bought the UI design firm TAT appear on the PlayBook

First cool concept apps after RIM bought the UI design firm TAT appear on the PlayBook
Now that we are largely convinced the dual-core TI OMAP4 chipset that is in the Blackberry PlayBook is very fast, if not the fastest one out there, adding on to its 3D processing capabilities, it's time to see what it can do when powering app concepts by the Swedish UI design firm TAT (The Astonishing Tribe), that RIM recently bought.

At the MWC Expo RIM demoed 3D media interface output to a large TV, interactive Scrapbook app, and a carousel-style Frontrunner multimedia application as some of the apps that The Astonishing Tribe has put together for the PlayBook since being acquired, and we have to say they are impressive, and run without a stutter at 60fps on the powerful dual-core OMAP4 chipset.

One example of utilizing the two cores was when the 3D media interface was output to a TV via the HDMI port, using one core, and the other core took care of a simple animated cursor on the tablet itself, something also made possible by the multicore support of the QNX operating system on the PlayBook.

source: BlackberryOS & IntoMobile

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1. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

So where was the 'cool' app? All of this stuff looks like what poor old MeeGo was doing more than half a year ago and not all that different from Android...

2. Richard unregistered

MeeGO... what a piece of crap ... that's why Nokia kill it. Playbook will blow anything right now out there including Andriod.

3. idees

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

owe, that's awesome! good job RIM :)

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