The BlackBerry PlayBook has once again surfaced, this time in a demonstration of the user interface that took place at Rogers TabLife.ca Event. The demo was done by RIM’s Vice President of Special Projects David Neale and it had interesting features to say the least.
Keep in mind that although what was shown is an early build of the interface, being subjected to further changes, we can certainly see the multitasking capabilities of the PlayBook. Running a 1080p video in the background while surfing on the Torch browser or looking at some pictures, the BlackBerry PlayBook doesn’t even flinch. Also, according to David Neale, the multitasking is not optimized so no dual core at the moment.
You can take a look at the demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook below or read further.
A sneak peak of the applications which could come pre-installed on the production models was also possible, in the form of Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo Mail, Twitter and Acrobat Reader. As for the user interface, two types of gestures are possible, inside and outside of the picture frame, as demonstrated by the man himself.
In case you wanted to hear something about the BlackBerry PlayBook specs, know that it will feature a 7-inch touchscreen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1 Ghz dual core processor, 1 Gb of RAM, HDMI, two cameras with 5 Mp (back) and 3 Mp (front), just to name a few. With these specs, the BlackBerry PlayBook can certainly satisfy all possible needs while remaining stable, this being one of its aims.
Further changes are and should be expected, since the BlackBerry PlayBook release date has been set for February next year. I’m sure a lot of useful tweaks will be applied until the final build will be done. After all, the BlackBerry PlayBook price tag will be between $399 and $599, so one would expect something good out of it.
My honest opinion is that from what I’ve seen, it looks like we could have a real winner here and I definitely wouldn’t mind to fork that kind of cash for it, provided it will act the same in my hand. Let’s hope that the year 2011 will bring many good things and that the PlayBook will be one of them.
Stay tuned for more news of the BlackBerry PlayBook as we’ll be waiting for the official video from Rogers, as stated in the video above.
Thanks Into Mobile for letting us know about this BlackBerry Playbook Demo.