Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry PlayBook Is RIM's Big Enterprise Maneuver into Tablet Computing

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-09-28
 
 
 

BlackBerry PlayBook Is RIMs Big Enterprise Maneuver into Tablet Computing

by Michelle Maisto

BlackBerry PlayBook Is RIMs Big Enterprise Maneuver into Tablet Computing

BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook features an operating system based on QNX technology—not the company's newly launched BlackBerry 6 OS. Navigating appears rather straightforward from the home screen, and the device offers what RIM calls true multitasking.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

A view of an e-mail application on the PlayBook, which comes with WiFi connectivity. Users have access to 3G connectivity, but only through their BlackBerry smartphone's service plan- given they already have one.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

The PlayBook supports BlackBerry Messaging, seen at left, as well as push technology for e-mail, calendar, tasks and office documents. Corporate data access is said to be as secure as on a BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

Another point for the PlayBook that leaves the iPad in the dust: front and back cameras for video conferencing. The camera on the front is 3 megapixels, while the one on the back is 5 megapixels.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

Even enterprise users like a nice photo gallery. The 7-inch display offers a resolution that's 1,024 by 600. The device in total measures 7.6 by 5.1 by 0.4 inches and weighs 0.9 pounds.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

A view of the PlayBook's calendar application. The tablet can simultaneously sync with a users BlackBerry handset. RIM has yet to announce a release date