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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by tuzor on Tue 28th Sep 2010 09:09 UTC
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First of all, Apple has created a very positive image for themselves lately (when it comes to common folk) and they are known for their iDevices.
By naming their products that way they automatically get free publicity and more importantly a recognisable name all over the world.
On the other hand RIM have to heavily market the "Playbook". It could be the best name in the world, but in the end it really isn't when you have to spend millions of dollars to advertise it.

This seems like a great device, the competition in the tablet area is getting better and better and that's just good for consumers like us.
However don't forget that this is coming out early next year which means it will compete with the next generation iPad.
Personally I find the screen a bit too small as well but I suspect that many of these manufacturers are forced into the 7" screens because Apple is sucking up the supply of the larger ones and maybe raising the price on them.

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