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BlackBerry PlayBook vs iPad Web Browsing (video)

Research in Motion’s put together a video demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s web browser and how it stacks up against the iPad’s. Pages appear to load significantly faster on the BlackBerry PlayBook and of course you can run Flash on it, while iPad’s Safari experience is a Flash-free zone.

Javascript animations appear quite a bit smoother on the BlackBerry PlayBook and of course you don’t have to worry about busted web pages like you do with the iPad.

The BlackBerry PlayBook looks like a promising device, but I still question the positioning of it. Virtually every demo and keynote we’ve seen about the PlayBook focuses on its ‘fun’ parts. It’ll be very interesting to see if the PlayBook can get down to business when it’s finally released next year.

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4 Comments

  1. Andy Bruce

    11/16/2010 at 7:57 pm

    Will you get a PlayBook?

    Reply

    • Xavier Lanier

      11/16/2010 at 10:48 pm

      I don’t have a need/use case for the PlayBook at the moment, so no.

      Reply

  2. Douglas tr0n Soltys

    11/17/2010 at 3:04 am

    Hey Xavier,

    Thanks for the post! RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis recently showcased an application on the PlayBook that will allow medical professionals to easily share and collaborate anywhere in the world. (video here: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2010/10/blackberry-playbook-apps/). While this is just one example, we hope you’ll stay tuned for posts down the road that share the many ways PlayBook will work for enterprise.

    Cheers,
    Douglas from RIM
    @tron / @BlackBerryDev / @BlackBerryDev

    Reply

  3. Douglas tr0n Soltys

    11/17/2010 at 3:04 am

    Hey Xavier,

    Thanks for the post! RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis recently showcased an application on the PlayBook that will allow medical professionals to easily share and collaborate anywhere in the world. (video here: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2010/10/blackberry-playbook-apps/). While this is just one example, we hope you’ll stay tuned for posts down the road that share the many ways PlayBook will work for enterprise.

    Cheers,
    Douglas from RIM
    @tron / @BlackBerryDev / @BlackBerryDev

    Reply

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