BlackBerry claims Playbook is more powerful than iPad

first_img BLACKBERRY maker Research in Motion (RIM) yesterday fired a warning shot to Apple when it released a video claiming to show the superiority of its tablet computer.RIM is set to launch its rival to the all-conquering iPad in the second quarter next year. Named the Playbook, it will attempt to lure users with its ability to run Flash videos, which Apple has blocked.The video runs through a series of comparison tests with a BlackBerry Playbook and Apple iPad, which demonstrate the speed of the PlayBook Browser, its support for rich Flash content, and the performance of open web standards like HTML 5 on the PlayBook. On paper the Playbook looks like a possible contender for the iPad’s crown.Its processor and RAM are both superior, despite its smaller size. This would be good news for users dealing with a lot of video or multi-tasking between apps. It also appears to have been positioned closer to BlackBerry’s core enterprise market, rather than the consumer-facing iPad, which could reel in large numbers of business-focused users. However, analysts say the product has come late to a market Apple’s tablet computer has already taken by the scruff of the neck. In Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter, the second quarter that the iPad has been available, the company sold 4.2m units. Analysts also see Google Android-powered devices becoming increasingly important. BlackBerry claims Playbook is more powerful than iPad KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 18 November 2010 7:35 pm Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL last_img read more