IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

MWC 2011: RIM BlackBerry PlayBook review - first look video

With the launch reportedly only weeks away, we get some hands on time with RIM’s first tablet.

BlackBerry PlayBook

Research in Motion (RIM) has long been the choice for corporate users when it comes to smartphones thanks to the features of its BlackBerry handsets.

However, as Apple and Google continue to encroach on its lead, RIM is taking on their territory with the launch of its first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook.

A seven inch screen, 1024 x 600 resolution, a touch sensitive bezel and two cameras one rear facing, one front facing make the device appealing but it is the handset tie-up that makes the PlayBook stand out.

Users can link their BlackBerry smartphone to the device to share contacts and documents between the two. However, when the link is broken, the tablet wipes the data, adding much needed security to the often compromised business network.

But can it compete aesthetically as well? We got some hands on time with the PlayBook at Mobile World Congress so take a look at our video below to find out.

Verdict

Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Storage: 16GB or 32GB Display: Seven inches 1024 x 600 resolution Features: RIM OS, BlackBerry tethering, 5mp back-mounted camera, 3mp front-facing camera, multitasking. Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – 3G model coming later in the year Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 10mm Weight: 400g

Featured Resources

The state of Salesforce: Future of business

Three articles that look forward into the changing state of Salesforce and the future of business

Free Download

The mighty struggle to migrate SAP to the cloud may be over

A simplified and unified approach to delivering Enterprise Transformation in the cloud

Free Download

The business value of the transformative mainframe

Modernising on the mainframe

Free Download

The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM FlashSystem

Cost savings and business benefits enabled by FlashSystem

Free Download

Recommended

Best business smartphones 2022: The top handsets from Apple, Samsung, Google and more
Mobile

Best business smartphones 2022: The top handsets from Apple, Samsung, Google and more

23 Jun 2022
BlackBerry revival is officially dead as OnwardMobility shuts down
Mobile Phones

BlackBerry revival is officially dead as OnwardMobility shuts down

22 Feb 2022

Most Popular

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

29 Jul 2022
Samsung proposes 11 Texas semiconductor plants worth $191 billion
Hardware

Samsung proposes 11 Texas semiconductor plants worth $191 billion

21 Jul 2022
Should you take your password manager off the internet?
Sponsored

Should you take your password manager off the internet?

28 Jul 2022