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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Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by KenP on Tue 28th Sep 2010 02:14 UTC
KenP
Member since:
2009-07-28

My only disappointment is the smaller screen size. 7" is barely larger than a smartphone.

iPad, unfortunately, wins due to larger screen size.

Hence, the only one i am really looking forward to is ADAM from Notion Ink.

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RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by nt_jerkface on Tue 28th Sep 2010 07:21 in reply to "Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Nah, I think the iPad is too big and bulky. At that size I'd rather carry a netbook.

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RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by ricegf on Tue 28th Sep 2010 11:07 in reply to "Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
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2007-04-25

Actually, quite a few tablets are coming in 7" size now, for a critical reason - they fit in a (large) pocket. It's the size I plan to buy, once I find a tablet that's worth my money. MeeGo and webOS both look promising... and this. Nice commercial!

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RE[2]: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by tuzor on Tue 28th Sep 2010 11:30 in reply to "RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

Actually, quite a few tablets are coming in 7" size now, for a critical reason - they fit in a (large) pocket. It's the size I plan to buy, once I find a tablet that's worth my money. MeeGo and webOS both look promising... and this. Nice commercial!


Actually that's what their marketing department would like you to believe.
Why would you want to carry something like that in your pocket. Even if it fit's, it's an accident waiting to happen.

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RE[2]: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by aliquis on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:28 in reply to "RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
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2005-07-23

URL to commercial?

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RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by roblearns on Tue 28th Sep 2010 14:52 in reply to "Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
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2010-09-13

7" is much larger than a smartphone.

What barely?

I can understand if you like the 10" screen size - however, the issue is the larger Tablets are not portable in the sense that average Joe will actually carry it around.

Like a notebook, its going to be left in the living room...maybe carried to the bedroom and back.

Whereas with a smarthpone, its carried everywhere - grocery store, business meeting, park - wherever you go, its with you.

But despite what you say, a smartphone has a tiny 3.5" screen (maybe 4" tops) - and its hobbled by it's internet connectivity being so miserable. It works in a pinch, but its hobbled.

iPad has already proven that the 10" tablet, is not the everywhere device - people are not carrying it around, we know that already.

My hope is that the 7" device might become that device.
It also won't fit in a jean pocket - but it will easily fit into a purse or suit pocket.

I remember the joke about the iPad before it was released, is women would carry it in their purse, and men would have to figure it out - there was early talk of marketing a 'man purse'

Well - time to revisit the subject, what actually happened - is the device IS NOT PORTABLE.

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RE[2]: Playbook and Galaxy Tab
by roblearns on Tue 28th Sep 2010 15:02 in reply to "RE: Playbook and Galaxy Tab"
roblearns Member since:
2010-09-13

p.s. Apple also stated several times they expected the iPad to be a Wi-Fi device, with only some smaller interest in 3g.

Why? Because they understood from day one, that you'd connect it to the wi-fi -> in your house.

That it would be the internet browser that you can carry around from room to room in your house.

3g would imply, the everywhere device.

Now, maybe that's all some people want - a browser for their house.

But that still leaves wide open this opportunity, to have the truly portable, internet connected, personal computer - the smartphone is almost that, but, frankly, the postage stamped sized screen, is never going to be as effective as a larger screen. 7" is plenty large to have productive apps.

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