Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blackberry Playbook Announced

Billed as "Blackbery amplified", and the "professional tablet", is this the device for IT Directors and HODs - not students?!



  • * 3 MP high definition forward-facing camera
  • * 5 MP high definition rear-facing camera
  • * Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling
  • * 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
  • * Micro USB, Micro HDMI, and DLNA media streaming
  • * Flash 10.1 support
  • * 7 inch screen
  • * Capacitive multi-touch
  • * Blackberry Tablet OS
  • * 1GHz Dual core processor, 1GB Ram
  • * Pair BlackBerry® PlayBook with a BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth® connection - other mobiles???1
  • * Blackberry Appworld - currently 8353 apps, and 2428 themes - compare with 50000+ for Android and 250000+ for iOS

1 comment:

Gil Bouhnick said...

Looks promising, but there are just too many unknowns:

- How mature is the BlackBerry Tablet OS given that it's version 1, no smartphone experience, etc.
- User Interface: you cannot compete with the iPad without an amazing user interface. We haven't seen anything yet…
- Price
- Battery life – with such impressive specs, that could be a problematic area.
- Apps: is it going to be purely web (given that Flash and Html5 are supported)? Or Java? How many apps will be available when the product is officially released?

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