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Old 09-29-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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Research in Motion announced but did not demonstrate (nor reveal the expected price of) its new Blackberry Playbook tablet yesterday. U.S. delivery expected in early 2011.

The tablet, which evidently aims at the business market, will be 7-inches diagonally, claims true multi-processing, and support for most app types including Adobe Flash. Wi-Fi for now; 3G and 4G models intended sometime in the future.

A positive preview including detailed specs and some videos are posted at the CrackBerry site. There is a pretty ad at the RIM site, with lots of illustrations.

   
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It looks good, maybe except for the QNS OS. It needs a Blackberry phone to connect to the web at the moment if no WiFi available. Maybe worth a look, depending on price. Review here: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/r...kberry-tablet/

   
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It looks good, maybe except for the QNS OS. It needs a Blackberry phone to connect to the web at the moment if no WiFi available. Maybe worth a look, depending on price. Review here: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/r...kberry-tablet/
Thanks for the link.

I guess this is the long-expected wave of tablets. The Playbook does look good.

   
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I guess this is the long-expected wave of tablets.
A lot have already been announced. A couple using Android OS have caught my attention, but it looks like the Google Chrome OS may be worth waiting for. All the mobile device and PC constructors seem to be working on their own hardware versions, or improving what they have previously released without much success.
The iPad has awakened awareness and created demand!

   
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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To me, the most interesting feature of the Playbook is that users who also have a BlackBerry smartphone will be able to tie their tablet and smartphone together over a secure Bluetooth connection. At last, devices that complement each other. It won't be necessary to copy data or add 3G or 4G connectivity to a tablet used in conjunction with a smartphone. This strikes me as an excellent solution for RIM's installed base of enterprise customers.
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