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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No 3G?
by orfanum on Tue 28th Sep 2010 06:03 UTC
orfanum
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2006-06-02

This does look interesting but it seems that ATM RIM will 'provide' you with 3G only only via tethering a BlackBerry phone to the PlayBook...Not very compelling, although I can see the marketing 'logic'. I would wait until the promised 3G and 4G iterations. Also, If I were RIM I would be offering a device that came with access to a broadly available wireless network as part of the package. Glad to see QNX getting a bit of a boost, though.

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RE: No 3G?
by Adurbe on Tue 28th Sep 2010 18:34 in reply to "No 3G?"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

For me, the tethered option is far better. It means I dont need 2 network contracts in order to browse the web.

Instantly this 'feature' (i see not reason why this isnt a standard) has saved me £30 per month compared to having 3G built in

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RE[2]: No 3G?
by orfanum on Wed 29th Sep 2010 09:10 in reply to "RE: No 3G?"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Good point: I had not thought about viewing it in that way - I was more concerned about the prospect of having to carry around two devices.

Just wondering now whether face-2-face video conversations might in fact sit ever more comfortably with people, rendering the need to have a tablet *&* a smartphone therefore ever more unlikely?

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