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[2]: No 3G?
by orfanum on Wed 29th Sep 2010 09:10 UTC in reply to "RE: No 3G?"
orfanum
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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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RE[3]: No 3G?
by tuzor on Wed 29th Sep 2010 10:47 in reply to "RE[2]: No 3G?"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

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?


The way I see things moving into the future is both types of devices becoming more powerful and feature rich, to the point were most people abandon laptops for tablets. That's why it makes sense for tablets to have a 9-10" screen.
I don't think that they will(should) ever converge into one category,

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