BlackBerry PlayBook entered the market just a few months ago, and people are already clamoring to become the owner of one. The BlackBerry PlayBook is a seven-inch, 1024×600 WSVGA LCD touch screen on a 130mm x 194mm x 10mm tablet that is designed for portability and usability. Unlike the smartphones usually produced under the same brand name, BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS. The new OS is founded on the QNX Neutrino real-time operating system, which was designed to run ADOBE AIR as well as BlackBerry WebWorks applications. BlackBerry prides itself on being able to produce a lighter and more portable tablet than its competitors while still not sacrificing any of the applications needed for better performance.
Some of the BlackBerry PlayBook features include a 1 GHz dual core processor which pairs up with the product’s multi-touch display and ability for multitasking. This means that users can perform multiple demanding tasks without compromising speed. Included in the perk’s list is a 3 MP front-facing camera which can be used for video conferences over Wi-Fi. It also features a 5 MP rear-facing camera which is capable of supporting up to 1080p film playback.
But features are only a small part of the package. On the other hand, the PlayBook also has as many as three thousand additional applications from BlackBerry App World present during the initial BlackBerry PlayBook launching. Unlike BlackBerry smartphones, however, BlackBerry PlayBook apps do not include the characteristic mail, contacts and calendar applications. As of now, the only way to be able to access these on your PlayBook is to utilize the BlackBerry Bridge to facilitate pairing between the PlayBook and your BlackBerry smartphone. This can become quite a downside for non-BlackBerry smartphone users.
Many reviewers and comments about BlackBerry came out after the initial release. Some were quite positive in their assessments while others seemed bent on nothing but negative analysis. The main argument seems to be on the fact that the producer company decided to remove the mail, contacts and calendar applications from the PlayBook itself. Although as stated earlier, one can still access them through BlackBerry Bridge. In response to these reviews from their customers, the company has made plans to make these apps available on the next software update on the PlayBook. Other BlackBerry PlayBook software updates to look forward to include the addition of BlackBerry Java and Android-based applications in BlackBerry App World.