BlackBerry announces 7-inch PlayBook tablet, iPad competition heats up

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  1. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    BlackBerry announces 7-inch PlayBook tablet, iPad competition heats up Ships 2011

    Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaez_4m9mQ&feature=player_embedded

    I love the Music app. Looks pretty cool.

    But 7inch. It's going to bring down the reviews. Too small.

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    Looks sweet and specs are great. But like you said..7in is just too small. I would have considered getting it if it was 10 inches. Damn you BlackBerry.
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    Someone pinch me... I think I'm dreaming!

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    This is PERFECT for me! Lots of features including a few that the iPad doesn't have nor probably will get in the second generation version ( i.e. rear facing 5MP cam). The small 7" size is IMO better than the iPad (nice balance of portability and screen real estate.. at least for me

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    Now the question is will RIM offer a wi-fi only version with a price comparable to that of the iPad's? The wait is on!

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    + It's designed by a Canadian company! hehe..
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    RIM is selling Wifi models, 3G and 4G Models.
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    I wonder what they are planning to do with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM on a 7" tablet.
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    Damn it looks good other that the huge black frame looks ugly
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    So I'm hoping the wi-fi models will be available without a contract then.. lol only makes sense anyways!

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    Speed is better.
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    Ezekeel New Member

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    Well, not always. The capabilities of a tablet are limited among other things by its processor speed, memory, screen size and the touch interface. Thus a tablet with an indefinitely fast processor and indefinite amount of memory will still be limited in its capabilities by its screen size and the touch interface.

    In my opinion, processors like the Apple A4 are already fast enough to not limit the capabilities of a tablet anymore, thus adding a faster processor would not really add any value to the device. Instead, since a faster processor also means larger power consumption, you will just lower the battery life and make the device less useful.
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    I ma curious what SoC it uses
    Sounds a lot like a Tegra 2

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