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.
|Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card reviewed||96|
|Color TV Day Shortbread||20|
|Oculus removes hardware check DRM from Rift exclusives||11|
|Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ||4|
|Deals of the week: an affordable Core i7-6700K and gaming gear||18|
|3DMark is getting a full-featured DirectX 12 benchmark||29|
|Swim-a-Lap Day Shortbread||16|
|Steam Summer Picnic sale is all about tasty games||41|
|Corsair Vengeance LED DIMMs are serious about color coordination||22|