The War is Ignited: Hands on the **NEW** BlackBerry Playbook


“Wow!, the iPad 2 is amazing and I can do some much with it. The multitasking is cool and there is much more features than that! The iPad 2 can never be beaten and is like the best tablet in the world. BOOM!!!! What was that?” That was the BlackBerry PlayBook. The new competition with the new iPad 2. Let’s go undercover for more information on this new extra handed pricey tag.

THE FEATURES:

The new PlayBook probably has some pretty cool and juicy features embedded on it’s main processor. Most of the new features are finally some better multitasking. For once the greatest competitor in multitasking was the iPad and the iPad 2. Now it’s the new PlayBook. The multitasking is based on a core processor for multitasking made by Texas Instruments. Their development on this was worked on hard and has payed off. The PlayBook has the multitasking of a computer. For once you can play the any of your music and download things in the background.  It is really light weight about 1 lbs. It is also pretty small but it’s like a pocket traveler with you the whole time. Not like a crummy iPad that you have to stuff in a bag.  It has 1024 x 600 resolution of HD graphics. Pretty cool, right? It has 1 GB of ram and 1 ghz core processor.  Without any trouble we finally have something that works with flash. Thank YOU BLACKBERRY!! We can now do pretty much what a computer does, what a relief. Now, don’t forget the cameras. 5 megapixel and 3 megapixal (front and back cameras). It now also supports some cool sofwares too: POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, WebKit, Adobe Flash and Adobe Mobile AIR. This new product is pretty cool!

THE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi ( 802.11 a/b/g/n) <- For people who want to know.
  • Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR)<- For people who want to know.
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java(these are types of programming)
  • Ultra thin and portable:
  • Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

Credit: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/rim-introduces-playbook-the-blackberry-tablet/

THE BAD:

Well there’s one thing simple enough: it’s small. People who usually buy this type of stuff usually want it to be a little bigger. This thing is just a little bigger than the iPod touch. That’s pretty small which makes it as a big advantage. Even with the iPod touch having 128- 256 MB of ram the PlayBook has 1GB! That’s a lot which is what allows the multitasking to be much better. That’s one of the reasons you’re computer lags when you open a lot of programs that take up a bunch of RAM space. 1GB though can make the make the PlayBook slow and sometimes lab a lot. Another reason to go with Apple products. Since BlackBerry is not really into apps, they barely have any apps to play right now. They have only a few games to play with and a few other apps that work on it. That’s pretty much it.

THE GOOD:

One of the good parts is the memory 16GB, 32 GB, and 64GB. That is a lot of memory for the PlayBook which can be useful for people. The multitasking has improved the technology so much you’ll be amazed. Also the HD features on the screen make it look like the HDTV that you have at home. It also has a good RAM speed of 1 GHZ for it’s main processor. It also supports more audio formats for basically more music.  All you programmers out there who really have a good idea. The Playbook supports all sorts of programming types that gives you to think broad. So now basically people don’t have to narrow-minded bigots like the developers at Apple who learn only Objective-C for their Cocoa based applications. There’s now even an HDMI port so you can connect it to your TVs etc. that support HDMI. Now it’s even more thin than the regular iPad which means you can fit it in many places. The size can also make it portable to use.

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Posted on April 27, 2011, in Gadgets, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think they should release a 10 inch tablet too, that way people will get a choice and BB will have a real chance of competing with android. Personally, I like the unique features it has brought to the table

  2. Thanks a lot for the comment and I do agree with you 10 inch would be a good idea. If you like my website, please feel free to add comments show people my website and to subscribe to get the latest posts!

    -Thanks

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