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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PlayBook Launches Today



Research in Motion’s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook launched today, the real question is can it overcome all the bad pre-release press?

Although the BlackBerry PlayBook is an ideal solution to any BlackBerry smartphone owner, there dosen’t seem to be many benefits of it outside of that group. The PlayBook has some pretty sweet features for those who own both devices, such as the near-field communication capability which allows users to see their emails, calendar and other information from their BlackBerry phone on their PlayBook without any need for synching or tethering with a wire. There’s also the QNX operating system which is supposed to be built from the ground up to be a multitasking OS.

Will these things be enough? I know there are some people out there who see this as the ideal role of a tablet PC and if it succeeds with BlackBerry users there’s a good chance some consumers might jump on board once there’s more of the bells and whistles and hype that fuel the sales of the iPad 2.

RIM decided to price there PlayBook at the exact same pricing as the iPad 2. Here’s the list:

  • 16GB: $499
  • 32GB: $599
  • 64GB: $699

So there you have it, I just have one question. Do you plan on getting one and why or why not?


Source: eweek

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