BlackBerry PlayBook demoed on video

— 6:19 PM on November 16, 2010

Worried a day might pass without some tablet coverage? Well, relax—Engadget got a one-on-one demo of the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie, and it's posted a video of it along with a few impressions:

According to Engadget, the device was "warm to the touch, solid if a little plasticky, with a responsive glass touchscreen up top and a bottom that's mildly rubberized." The video above is quite interesting; it showcases the PlayBook smoothly switching between apps, one of which is a video that keeps playing even with the window shrunk down. Balsillie narrates most of the video, commenting on the power of the QNX-based operating system and making an interesting point about RIM's tablet philosophy:

"You have to start with a powerful engine and then go from there and make it mobile. We don't believe you can take a stripped-down mobile engine and make it high performance"

Based on the look of this tablet, and Balsillie's readily apparent confidence in it, I get the feeling RIM will be manufaturing more than 5000 of them.

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