While most of us are still in awe with the wonders of Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad, Blackberry has managed to steal the limelight in the gadget world with the launch of Blackberry Playbook. This really puts customers in difficult situation having to choose between 3 wonderful products. To me the choice is easy. I want multitasking, tablets that can make video conferencing calls, receive emails and can help me to save attachment and work on my word/excel files and can be used as neat ebook reader. If these criteria are high on anyone’s list, immediately iPad has to be excluded. iPad needs special apps to make calls and sadly has no camera. What a bummer. I am not saying this because I am jealous of friends who have iPads but, let’s face it..it’s the painful truth. I don’t think I would want to carry 2 gadgets, phone and tablets at the same time. One is enough.
The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX called the BlackBerry Tablet OS which will offer full OpenGL and POSIX support alongside web standards such as HTML5 (which is all tied into RIM’s new WebWorks SDK). Lazaridis was joined on stage by the company’s founder, Dan Dodge, who said that “QNX is going to enable things that you have never seen before,” and added that the PlayBook would be “an incredible gaming platform for publishers and the players.” The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets beginning in (calendar) Q2.
May be Maxis, Celcom or TM should try to acquire one of the high tech companies to move forward just like RIM did.
At this point in time, I am not sure on the size of HD of the phone. I hope they will allow me to borrow one to fully review it soon.
BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK PREVIEW
BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK VS iPAD HEAD ON..