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The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet computer made by Research In Motion.It was first released for sale on April 19, 2011 in Canada and the United States.The PlayBook is the first device to run BlackBerry Tablet OS, based on QNX Neutrino, and runs apps developed using Adobe AIR.It was later announced that the BlackBerry Tablet OS would be merged with the existing BlackBerry OS to produce a new operating system, BBX (later renamed BlackBerry 10) that would be used universally across RIM's product line. A second major revision to the BlackBerry PlayBook OS scheduled for a February 2012 release.RIM has also announced support for applications for Android OS, allowing them to be sold and installed through the BlackBerry App World store.
Early reviews were mixed saying that although the hardware was good, several features were missing. Shipments totalled approximately 500,000 unit during the first quarter of sales and 200,000 in the following quarter. Much of the 700,000 units shipped to retailers remained on the shelves for months, prompting RIM to introduce dramatic price reductions in November 2011 to increase sales.
The BlackBerry PlayBook supports up to 1080p video playback. PlayBook Features a 3 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi and a rear-facing 5 MP camera, both of which can record 1080p video.The PlayBook has a 1024×600 WSVGA, 7-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration. It features a variety of sensors, including an InvenSense 6-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer.SurveyGoodness - Survey (US)
The PlayBook uses the dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 Processor. The BlackBerry PlayBook supports high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV), and audio (MP3, AAC 5.1, WMA 5.1 audio playback) formats. It also has a micro-HDMI port for HDMI video output. Among the PlayBook, Apple iPad, and Xoom from Motorola, the PlayBook comes in lightest at 0.9 LBs, compared to 1.33 LBs & 1.59 LBs, respectively.
An HSPA+ capable BlackBerry Playbook has been known to be in company plans at least since January 2012.In March 2012, an HSPA+ capable RIM tablet became visible in FCC's website, as well as an LTE version.MyDiscountSurvey - Survey (US)
A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile computing platform, with more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a feature phone. The first smartphones were devices that mainly combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) and a mobile phone or camera phone. Today's models also serve to combine the functions of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units. Modern smartphones typically also include high-resolution touchscreens, web browsers that can access and properly display standard web pages rather than just mobile-optimized sites, and high-speed data access via Wi-Fi and mobile broadband.Global Test Market - Survey (US)
The most common mobile operating systems (OS) used by modern smartphones include Apple's iOS, Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows Phone, Nokia's Symbian, RIM's BlackBerry OS, and embedded Linux distributions such as Maemo and MeeGo.Such operating systems can be installed on many different phone models, and typically each device can receive multiple OS software updates over its lifetime.CashSurveyBonus - Survey (US)
The distinction between smartphones and feature phones can be vague and there is no official definition for what constitutes the difference between them. One of the most significant differences is that the advanced application programming interfaces (APIs) on smartphones for running third-party applications can allow those applications to have better integration with the phone's OS and hardware than is typical with feature phones.LotASurveys - Survey (US)
In comparison, feature phones more commonly run on proprietary firmware, with third-party software support through platforms such as Java ME or BREW. An additional complication in distinguishing between smartphones and feature phones is that over time the capabilities of new models of feature phones can increase to exceed those of phones that had been promoted as smartphones in the past.MyWebReward - Survey (US)
April 13, 2012 12:13 PM PDT
Ematic entered the Android tablet fray yesterday when it announced the inexpensive eGlide Prism. Priced as low as $157, the device runs Android 4.0 and features a 7-inch 800x480-pixel resolution display. Powered by a 1GHz processor, it also brings 8GB flash memory, 512MB RAM, and a front-facing Webcam. While it's certainly not the type of hardware to contend with a Galaxy Tab 2, it's in that interesting space between a Kindle Fire and a "real" tablet.
(By Scott Webster)
April 13, 2012 6:06 AM PDT
Nokia may have relinquished the mobile phone crown to Samsung last quarter after a 14-year reign.Finnish phone maker Nokia revealed this week that it likely sold 83 million mobile phones in the first quarter. Though it managed to sell 2 million Lumia Windows Phone handsets, those weren't enough to offset the overall downward spiral. Samsung's first-quarter sales or shipments, however you look at them, are less certain at this point. Most analysts seem confident that the numbers came in higher than 83 million, though estimates vary.
(By Lance Whitney)
April 12, 2012 10:47 PM PDT
Intel is offering more specifics on the features of future Windows 8 tablet at a conference in Beijing. It's a laudable goal, but can Intel make it happen this year?Underneath the glass will be beat an Atom Z2760 "Clover Trail" chip: dual-core capable with "burst mode" (for quick bursts of performance when needed) and Hyperthreading -- the latter allows a dual-core chip to behave in quad-core-like fashion in some cases. The tablets themselves, as proposed by Intel, fall into two basic sizes: pure 10-inch tablets and hybrid 11-inch designs with physical keyboards.More than nine hours. That's just on paper of course. So, final products will tell the real story.SurveysGalore - Survey (US)
(By Brooke Crothers)