Blackberry Playbook – Hands on Test.
With the latest releases of different electronic gadgets, here comes the latest from RIM. This is the all new PlayBook that could really change your outlook on RIM.
If you treat RIM as just another hardware maker, then think twice. Today, the PlayBook is now the top-performing tablet in the 7in screen size. This size according to Editor Tony Sarno is perfect. The unique features of this playbook are true multi-tasking OS that can run amazingly with virtual machines.
The multi-tasking power of the OS is shown off by the fact that the PlayBook is the only tablet which lets you play a full 1080p movie on a HDTV via its HDMI out port, but still let you use other applications on the device at the same time. It is also superb with its gesture-based navigation and snappy performance. The number of apps will be limited for QNX while applications for Android will be available later this year.
Add to that, RIM has reached the success on delivering your email, instant messages, and diary and contact books smoothly down a pipe. It is so secure that not even the hottest hacker in the Middle East and India could crack it. However, the PlayBook is an incomplete device, needing to be paired with a Blackberry handheld to display your Blackberry email and ride off its internet connection in W-fi hot spot.
Despite of the disappointing facts, we were impressed by the tablet’s UI. One point for this good impression is that it lets you dispense with buttons and icons that perform basic navigation entirely with gestures. The core navigation functions, such as going back to home screen, scrolling through screens and switching or closing of apps that can be done entirely with finger swipes.