With “Tablet” computers fast becoming the next big thing in the world of technology, Blackberry have launched their first Tablet Computer, the Playbook.
With a screen measuring 7 inches, it’s comparably smaller than the other big Tablet on the market, the Apple iPad. This led to the initial reaction from some of my colleagues; “What, like a big mobile phone?”, but never fear, the Playbook gives you access to the ‘real’ internet rather than the adapted ‘mobile’ versions of sites that you’d find on your mobile, while still being pretty darn portable.
One of the most hyped features of the Playbook is that it supports Adobe ‘Flash’, which is used by a lot of websites to bring their imagery to life. Without Flash many of these sites are not able to display properly, so you can see why BlackBerry would be pretty pleased with themselves for netting this functionality.
The Playbook was created partly with the business customer in mind, with front and rear-facing cameras designed to enable video conferencing. It’s also speedy enough when it comes to loading sites, so is a perfect gadget for surfing the web on the go.
Unsurprisingly a lot of comparisons have been drawn between the PlayBook and the iPad, for example this article from Gizmodo, but, perhaps surprisingly, it seems to hold its own pretty well.
If you have a Playbook, you can make the most of it with the genuine BlackBerry Playbook accessories available, from cases to protect your Playbook to travel chargers for keeping you powered up on the go.
We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got or have used a BlackBerry Playbook, and what you think of it; please leave your thoughts in the comments box below.