We all use gadgets in a different way, so “objectivity” doesn’t really mean much when reviewing a tablet or a phone. The BlackBerry PlayBook is infinitely more fun than expected. It’s sleek and sexy, and it aims to answer the complaints that consumers have with other tablets. The concept of making the touch-sensitive black display bezel a part of the user interface.
Aside from the power, volume up and down, and play/pause buttons on the top of the device, the PlayBook relies on a gesture-based touch interface. Majority of the BlackBerry user claims that BlackBerry or BB phone is a business tool (rather than just a tool for BlackBerry Messenger) and hope to justify their purchase of a PlayBook using the same arguments. It’s compatible with BB Enterprise Server and when it’s linked to a BB phone, the PlayBook uses a Bluetooth connection.
The PlayBook is equipped with a combination of 7-inch multitouch screen, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage. PlayBook is launched with a brand new OS, which is based on QNX OS. It has support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML-5, it also provides customers with an uncompromised web experience and offers them the ability to enjoy all of the sites and media on the web. The device also has the reputation to deliver very good multitasking performance, which was surprising for a BB device. The ability to switch between applications by swiping from the left or right bezel into the screen makes the PlayBook efficient at multitasking. One can play a HD video on a TV (via a mini-HDMI cable) while checking e-mail or using other applications at the same time. Both cameras are so well integrated that they are almost invisible. The stereo speakers location is simply great. they are hidden on the lateral edges of the front side.
The Blackbery Playbook is positioned as a consumer device which also offers advanced security features designed to appeal to RIM’s traditional enterprise customers. The new BlackBerry Tablet OS leverages and builds upon the many proven strengths of this QNX Neutrino architecture to support a professional grade tablet experience and to redefine the possibilities for mobile computing.
The Playbook is available at major outlets like PC World, Dixons and Carephone Warehouse today.
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