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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Business users would still buy them at $800
by nt_jerkface on Tue 28th Sep 2010 01:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

People are buying ipads as web browsers, not for the app store.

It would be nice if they got it to around 4-5 hundred but I could still see people paying a premium for it over the ipad.

Better size, higher DPI, dual core, Flash, ARM battery life, Blackberry functionality and "playbook" is a great name on top it all.

QNX is just icing on the cake. This is a very strong entry, I'm impressed.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

People are buying ipads as web browsers, not for the app store.

It would be nice if they got it to around 4-5 hundred but I could still see people paying a premium for it over the ipad.

Better size, higher DPI, dual core, Flash, ARM battery life, Blackberry functionality and "playbook" is a great name on top it all.

QNX is just icing on the cake. This is a very strong entry, I'm impressed.


Right, because the several billion applications [> 1 billion for just the iPad alone] are copies of Safari for the iPad.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

/5 to get rid of everything which is just variation of something else + 99.5% crap?

Just guessing.

Anyone want to share some truth for how it looks? I have neither device.

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tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

People are buying ipads as web browsers, not for the app store.

It would be nice if they got it to around 4-5 hundred but I could still see people paying a premium for it over the ipad.

Better size, higher DPI, dual core, Flash, ARM battery life, Blackberry functionality and "playbook" is a great name on top it all.

QNX is just icing on the cake. This is a very strong entry, I'm impressed.


Better size and higher DPI ?
The current iPad still has a higher resolution screen and it's an enjoyable 10" screen which is awesome for browsing, games or whatever and this is the current iPad; don't forget that by the time the Playbook is out the new iPad will have been announced.
ARM battery life ? Why wtf is the iPad running ?
Besides the larger size of the iPad allows it to have a larger battery which is a big advantage compared to the rest of these tablets and there's no mention of battery life on the Playbook, just wait and see.

As for the iPad just being used as a browser, you must be living in a cave because numerous reports all over the net would disagree with you.

Edited 2010-09-28 19:33 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Better size and higher DPI ?
The current iPad still has a higher resolution screen and it's an enjoyable 10" screen


DPI = Dots per inch.

The ipad has a slightly higher resolution but it is spread out over a greater area. Because of this the playbook will have a crisper picture.


ARM battery life ? Why wtf is the iPad running ?

It's just a positive characteristic for this type of device and one that many iPad competitors are missing.


Besides the larger size of the iPad allows it to have a larger battery which is a big advantage compared to the rest of these tablets

That adds weight and it also has a bigger screen to power. The ipad really isn't portable enough, it didn't surprise me at all when I read that Apple has a smaller version planned.
http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/rumor-lighter-smaller-ipad-mini...

As for the iPad just being used as a browser, you must be living in a cave because numerous reports all over the net would disagree with you.


I stated the main reason why people are buying them
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/04/04/poll-why-did-you-buy-the-ipad/

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