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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RE[3]: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by ricegf on Tue 28th Sep 2010 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
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Um, because I've carried my other tablets in my pocket for the past 4 years with no mishaps?

The point is to have the tablet with you wherever you need it, without having to lug around a backpack or attaché case with a large slate. This is the same use case as for the Kindle 3 (have you noticed it has a 6" display, by chance?).

I agree that it's a different use case than is targeted by iPad, which is most suitable for use on the recliner at home. But I prefer a netbook in that situation, since I tend to type a lot while reclining. :-)

Fortunately, the market will sort this all out and determine if enough people want pocketable tablets, or most prefer an iPad-sized tablet. But certainly this person wants pocketable!

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