Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Apr 2011 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "BlackBerry maker Research In Motion launched its new PlayBook tablet computer Thursday amid poor reviews and a scramble to make more third-party applications, big hurdles to overcome if it is to compete in the hot market dominated by the iPad. The Waterloo, Ont., firm is pulling out all the stops to encourage development of apps - the games and tools that tie users to their tablets. Steps include loosening the company's own strict app-building rules, as well as the recent decision to support applications built for Google Inc.'s Android platform."
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grantpalin
Member since:
2011-02-11

A very thorough review on Crackberry: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook-review-official

The verdict on that seems to be that it is still rough, yet shows promise.

Edited 2011-04-15 00:37 UTC

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

QNX is great but the GUI and gesture seems a little bit wonky for me, the lack of application is not an issue right now.

But the biggest negative point for me is the use of a special software for copying file on the device is a big letdown (that leave a big question mark on the linux support).
I guess I'll wait for the eee pad transformer, or buy a galaxy tab.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I guess I'll wait for the eee pad transformer, or buy a galaxy tab.

They have really put that name on it ? O_o

Reminds me of the Criminal Plus mouse...

Edited 2011-04-15 06:08 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

But the biggest negative point for me is the use of a special software for copying file on the device is a big letdown (that leave a big question mark on the linux support).


What? You connect it via USB, and it shows up as a standard Mass Storage Controller, just like any USB flash stick.

Or, you enable Wifi Sharing, and it shows up like a Windows network share.

Either way, it's drag-n-drop file management. No special software required.

However, there's also the option of using the standard Blackberry Desktop Manager software to sync your PIM data and other files. Thus it acts just like any other Blackberry device.

Which means, you get the best of every world:
* direct USB storage connection (Win, Mac, Linux, other)
* network share (Win, Mac, Linux, other)
* Blackberry DM (Win, Mac)

How can that be a bad thing?

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