The Blackberry Playbook Arrives: Video Hands On and Image Gallery

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dentaku

You guys need to look into making sure your videos aren't always all interlaced looking. It makes watching fast moving stuff quite annoying.

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kanddy22

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Keith E. Whisman

It looks like Blackberry has done what other manufacturers have been trying to do for months and months now. Make a peice of shit that everyone will hate once they waste their money on it. It doesn't even support Android apps. 

Small display and no android make it a POS. I would rather spend my money on a 10 inch WIFI only Android tablet, I would be much happier. 

This trash is no competition to the Ipad or even the cheapest POS Android tablet out there.

 

Also get rid of the Publish to Facebook bullcrap and give us an easy way to copy and paste and spell checking please.

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jraktal

the software that the playbook comes with is built in, software that uses the API's are native to the OS.

 

those that are using Java and other engines are non-native.

 

simple as that

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satrain18

It can't even run Android apps yet, IF RIM do support it, which I doubt they will because it might hurt their already fledgling App World. However you can get worse, as HP's TouchPad has even fewer apps...

 

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Xorg

It never ceases to amaze me that manufacturer's utterly fail to understand one of the core reasons why the iPad is so successful and widely adopted and accepted - because its the size of s piece of paper, which the average human likes and responds well to. 

All of these sub 10" devices are doomed to failure because of this.

It's the screen real estate that is so appealing, not the app library, OS or anything else.

I attribute the slow sales of the Xoom due to the fact that Motorola is missing this point and focusing on marketing Android/Honeycomb ("what is that?" says the average buyer?) rather than on the fact that their hardware is better than the iPad's - and because the Xoom's screen is not as nice.

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JonPhillips

Great point about our human affinity for paper-sized devices. I agree. But I disagree with this statement: "I attribute the slow sales of the Xoom due to the fact that Motorola is missing this point and focusing on marketing Android/Honeycomb ("what is that?" says the average buyer?) rather than on the fact that their hardware is better than the iPad's - and because the Xoom's screen is not as nice."

Tech enthusiasts like you and me care about the formfactor, screen aspect ratio, superior cameras, superior performance, etc. And it's true that we are opinion leaders who influence newbies, and so courting our favor is a wise move. But at the end of the day, mass-media-blitzing the non-enthusiast population is what has made the iPad such a success, and this blitz has focused mostly on the apps. Mass users don't care about the hardware -- they just want to be dazzled by apps. So...

What Google needs to do is support/subsidize Triple-A app development, and then REALLY crow about it. And they need to make a much bigger deal about their aces in the hole: Google apps themselves. Google aapps and services are now permanent fixtures in all our lives, and Google the company should be reminding the masses that Honeycomb is the premier platform for using all that software. 

At any rate, I disagree that google is "focusing on marketing Android/Honeycomb." They haven't even done that! They obtusely make suggestions about Android/Honeycomb power in their TV commercials, but they need a voiceover that directly says, "Our OS has more features, it's more powerful, and it's more advanced in every way for the software you use most."

Also, yes, pixel for pixel, the iPad has better display quality than the Xoom. But it's not that much better, and the Xoom's formfactor trumps the per-pixel superiority of Ipad.

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Keith E. Whisman

My point exactly and that has been for a few years now.

 

Just get rid of the Publish to Facebook option already and for god sadkes please give us otto correction.

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Caboose

I think you mean auto correction. Unless you are referring to a person.

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Ghok

Maybe he means World War 1? :P

I also hate that my spellcheck doesn't work here.

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whiskeymcclinton

Going to have to agree with LeTech. Anything that runs natively on the OS is a native app. Anything that runs on java, in a browser, etc. is non-native.

Looks like we have some non-coders here.

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MleB

Argh! It's a Folio! And we all know that product idea pretty much signalled the end to Palm.

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Christeenvwj813

 

Looks like RIM beat Apple By officially having "Multitasking Gestures" and an "Intelligent Bezel with the PlayBook. Even though I read that the future iPad, iPod touch and iPhone's intelligent bezel is going to be much more advanced so we shall see. Anyway, the Playbook looks nice, compact and fast.

 

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Caboose

Piss off with your spam!

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LeTech

Actually, there is a native email client for the RIM PlayBook and it's called Early Bird. It's been built by a company called Pepper.pk. You can check out a video of the app in action at www.pepper.pk/early-bird

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Caboose

The app runs natively on the PlayBook as it doesn't require any sort of emulation. However as it was not developed BY RIM, it is therefore a 3rd party app.

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LeTech

Correct. Native and third-party are two different and unrelated issues.

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Caboose

However your statement that your email client is a native app is not fully correct.

It is a 3rd party app that runs natively on the PlayBook. Unless your company is actually owned by RIM and the app was developed in-house, it is a 3rd party app that runs natively on the PlayBook without any emulation.

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tornato7

Dude, it's not native if it's made by a third party.

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LeTech

Mr. tomato7, the word "native" when used for such applications refers to the ability of the application to run directly atop the device's operating system by leveraging the OS's APIs, as opposed to running inside a browser or other virtual execution environment which abstracts the host OS's APIs from said application.

"Native", here, does not refer to the provision of an application by the vendor of the hardware on top of which the application runs. Nor does it refer to a tribe or group of people indigenous to a particular continent or other geographic location.

I hope the above serves as adequate clarification.

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Leadfingers

Clearly that's what *you* think it means.  

 

The rest of us will be over here.  Far away.  Wondering what "tribes" have to do with anything, other than a kickass FPS from back in the day.

 

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LeTech

No, actually that's how the PC Magazine dictionary of computing defines the term, "native application". Please peruse this link to remedy your misconceptions.

 

http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=native+application&i=47651,00.asp

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big_montana

Then using your definitoin, all 200,00+ app's in the android market are native. Bull! If it is not made provided, or preinstalled by the device manufacturer, it is not native, but a 3rd party app. If you have to reference a Ziff Davis rag for a defintion, then you lose your MaxPC credence as well, as anyone who reads PC Mag is not a power user.

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LeTech

Yes, all Android apps that fulfill the above definition of running directly atop the Android OS are in fact native Android apps. You would be well advised to use Google to search for the definition of native applications before you embarass yourself further. It's not just PC World, here's a Wikipedia entry on Native Apps - apps for the iPhone created by a 3rd party which are *native* to iOS. Sources abound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudit#Native_applications

Native is not the opposite of 3rd party. But if you resist correction to such a degree that you feel compelled to post under three different psuedonyms to demonstrate the magnitude of your urge to cling to ignorance, then by all means, cling away! 

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Caboose

"you feel compelled to post under three different psuedonyms"

Or the fact that 3 different people did not agree with your statement? If you were to look at each person's profile, you'd see that all 3 have different timeframes on their membership. from 36wks up to 6yrs.

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LeTech

Thankfully, being right and wrong viz a definition is not subject to democratic vote.

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