An In Depth Review of the BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has made an entry into the tablet market with the 7″ BlackBerry PlayBook. For the esteemed mobile manufacturer, this is the first tablet it brings to the market, and is probably the first product from BlackBerry that has been marketed to meet the consumer’s demands and appeal. If the current market evaluations are anything to go by, then the company believes that this is the first BlackBerry product most consumers own, and it is understandable why.

Further, the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet that runs on the company’s new BlackBerry tablet operating system, based on QNX Neutrino. Just a background check on this OS, it is mostly found in embedded applications, international space station and in-car systems inclusive. It is designed in such a way that is it very flexible and has the amazing capability of handling mainly multitasking.

Last but not least, it is the first main, touch-based mobile device to compete with both the Apple iOS and the Google Android while trying to prod in on the Windows 7 OS that seems to dominate the tablet market at the moment. With that being said, the BlackBerry PlayBook is beaming with so much potential in that just like the now famous Xoom that came before it, it features some amazing workhorse processor and great unrivaled hardware.

Not to escape the eye of most tech savvies, just like Xoom, the absence of apps, including basic apps such as messaging clients and emails limits the capability of this device right from its launch, particularly considering the fact that there are over 65,000 iPad apps today in the APP Store.

But, just about the whole lot not missing from the PC tablet works practically well for it. It features a fully integrated and operational browser that supports Office apps and full flash support; this will be the covet of all iPads lovers on the road. While the BlackBerry PlayBook OS is perfect with the current 7″ display screen, should the company think of changing the screen to 8, 9 or 10″, then it will need to integrate active elements such as widgets and stuff. It is also the hope of most consumers that RIM allows for customizable, including the creation of folders, extermination of uninvited bugs and tweaking the management of memory.

The verdict: RIM has done a clean job of providing just enough goodies and features to make this device appealing both for business people and entertainment lovers, and once important apps such as the email client starts to ship; it will be a very practical device for day-to-day use.

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One Response to "An In Depth Review of the BlackBerry PlayBook"

  1. Interesting review of the Blackberry Playbook, not sure I totally agree but it’s nice to see a different approach, there is room on the web for everyones point of view.

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