Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is Research In Motion still, well, in motion? Heck yeah they are. They just unveiled their long-awaited tablet, christened the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's got a dual-core 1Ghz ARM processor, and it runs... QNX! This alone already makes it the most awesome tablet ever.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:34 UTC
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Calm down dear, it’s only a commercial.

Price hasn’t been set because I expect that they don’t actually know yet. Getting the manufacturing nailed down for next year leaves plenty of room for price scale. This all seems very high spec (even the iPad is not using an A9) and on face value would cost $800+. Blackberry could quite easily shoot themselves in the foot with pricing, and their me-too reaction to the iPhone has me rolling my eyes.

Yes, it’s QNX under the hood, but can I install my own image on it, is it going to be all proprietary locked down, no-touching, no-hacking? I think they could actually hold ground on the iPad if they let developers hack the system.

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