Rogers posts full length BlackBerry PlayBook demo video

By Bla1ze on 6 Dec 2010 07:46 pm
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We've already had a chance to look at one run through of the BlackBerry PlayBook demo from the Rogers Tab Life event but now, we get the full monty from the event. Rogers Redboard, the official Rogers Wireless blog has posted the complete 17:40 demo and interview with Research In Motions David Neale, Vice President of Special Projects that offers some more insight to the development of the BlackBerry PlayBook itself, it's target audience and how Research In Motion feels about the device. If you missed it the first time around, this will be the better version to watch.

Source: Rogers Redboard

31 comments

fathom7411

Thanks for posting this.

Irving94

I love how he didn't take a stab back at Apple about that 7" remark. He simply said, "There's room for all shapes and sizes". What a diplomat. Good job.

BBThemes

i love how people always use the `appworld costs too much` line and blame RIM for this. RIM do not set the price (and neither does any other storefront on any other platform) the developer does.

and i totally agree with the `dont need apps` arguement in the context of `if its a website, why ya need a launcher?` sure on a phone or small screen device then it`ll be usefull because of screen limitations, but on a larger screen device, with a full web browser theres no need for such items.

ignites

'if there was a fly on a wall

David Neale: We woulda have swatted it...'

Translation: See Kik

flyflyaway75

Very insightful. I am impressed with his take on the evolution of technology.

Auli

Is there a youtube link? I can't see this on my handheld, thanks.

67Tucker

You could, if your handheld wasn't a Blackberry.

ignites

no, you could if you had a playbook.

not an ipad... a playbook.

ugahairydawgs

FYI...I am watching this now on my iPad.

ignites

liar.. you can write a comment WHILE u watch a video on iPad... the multitasking on it wont allow you......

#commentFail.

Sent From a Future PlayBook Owner

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Plus it says its flash which ipad doesn't do...

Auli

You're like hating someone, but keep on coming back to see that person, what's with these hater commentators, if you don't like blackberry pack your bags n get the hell outta here

UrbanGlowCam

I like David Neale. He's a great speaker.

Pootermobile

I am hoping that TAT brings some very nice looking icons and UI because those OS5 icons don't look good at all in that beautiful PlayBook.

jwmax

Different things to different people. I'm sure TAT will/has made the playbook interface nice, but I have to tell you that I like the icon set on my Torch better than the icons on iPhone 4.

As I wrote to the guy that did the iBerry theme: Great Theme but can you use native BB OS6 icons instead.

fass

I'm sorry. This is a classy looking device that makes ipads look like something produced by Fisher Price. And you won't need a suitcase to carry it around.

mckillio

I saw someone walking around with an ipad in the airport the other day, he looked ridiculous.

jwmax

I second that. This is exactly what I thought the first time I saw that at an airport. In meetings they look dumb too.

Branta

No...iPad is Etch-a-Sketch. Shake to undo :)

gots2beme

Man! I'm soooo ready for this thing to be released. Q1 hurry up and get here!

jlb21

I tell ya one type of thing about this that gets me excited....the HDMI out. Every now and then i toy with plopping my laptop/netbook next to my TV and connecting to run Hulu, CBS Video, etc....more often than not, that's a pain having to run two cables for video and audio.

One single HDMI cable.....nice. Though I would still need a second if I wanted the audio passed through to my receiver....

This is going to be a beast!

mckillio

Get a receiver with HDMI in/out so you'll just have to plug the PB into the receiver. Plus it will help pass the time until this thing gets released.

mckillio

It just occured to me that I will have to ditch my 8900 so I can work this thing properly. Hopefully 9780 prices will drop on ebay by then.

07thking

Can't wait to get one of these babies!

Ghostnyc

Good interview. You have to respect the fact that Neale stayed on message and didn't fall into the typical arguments comparing Playbook to other competitors. He simply stated the focus of, benefits of and where he believes RIM can capitalize.

Looking forward to seeing the release version and possible peaks at handheld version of QNX based Blackberry

gregorylkelly

Things I've noticed:

He says "Successive generations will have 3g/4g". I have to assume bu this statement that we won't be seeing 3g or 4g until the Playbook 2. Maybe I'm misinterpreting his statement, but it doesn't seem like the 3g/4g version will be coming anytime this year.

If you don't have a BlackBerry, you can't tether.

There will be other form factors (QWERTY Keyboards, sliders, etc....)

16/32/64 GB versions.

Micro USB and HDMI out.

richardodn#CB

This discussion starts about 8:15 in. The interviewer originally suggests 3G/4G versions would be later in 2011 to which David Neale acknowledged that as the current plan. I think generations was a poor choice of words then. Perhaps revisions would have been better.

zensen

i like that there's micro usb but I was hoping to hear them say micro sd or some other popular format like that.

jwmax

3g totally over rated. 4g as well as far as I'm concerned I spend 90, not 95% of my time at work, at home, in a hotel or at places that have public wifi.