Late to the Tablet Race, But With a Great Base

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Apple revolutionized the electronics market with their April 2010 introduction of the iPad, a touch-screen tablet allowing users to read books, play games, and surf the web with the swipe of a finger. As loyal iPhone users clamored for the new gadget, PC and BlackBerry users were hesitant to jump on the Apple bandwagon. The recent introduction of the BlackBerry PlayBook, though, allows non-Apple lovers to get a piece of tablet action without sacrificing their beloved operating system. Tech expert Karl Volkman of SRV Network talks about BlackBerry’s newest addition to the market and how it compares to the established iPad.

The PlayBook runs a BB Tablet OS (QNX) operating system, a welcome sight for avid BlackBerry users who shun Apple’s iOS 4.3. The 7-inch LCD screen provides the perfect display for movies, videos, games and documents, while the 1GB of ram trumps iPad’s mere 512MB. Weighing in at less than 1 pound and measuring less than an inch thick, the uber-sleek PlayBook is available with 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB of storage, ideal for those looking for a portable way to work and play. Most impressive, says Volkman, is the PlayBook’s ability to multitask, allowing users to run simultaneous apps, browse the web while they video chat, or BBM their friends while enjoying a movie.

“Like portable mp3 players, laptops and smart phones, tablets have really become the newest ‘must-have’ gadget,” says Volkman. “The BlackBerry PlayBook is a great option for consumers that are looking to break into the tablet world but may not be comfortable with the iPad and Apple platform, plus, they’re not compromising storage or functionality.”

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