Anyone who has a Playbook from RIM the same creators as BlackBerry, may have wanted OS 2.0 which was said to be released soon but that won’t be happening for a few more months. The Vice President David Smith for the Playbook said that the new OS will be delayed until February of 2012.

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So you have got a Blackberry Playbook Tablet but are worried of bumps, knocks and drops? Then you’d better consider investing in a rugged case that will allow it to stay safe.

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Fans of RIM, makers of BlackBerry smartphones cult, now have the chance to seize the company’s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. We first spoke of the PlayBook tablet last Sept when it was unveiled, but now its finally available, at prices starting from $500.

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We’ve seen very little hands on demonstrating RIM BlackBerry’s new PlayBook tablet since it was first introduced. Not surprisingly, the iPad would be its first and foremost rival (or the other way round?), here’s a video comparing exactly both these devices in terms of browser speed, Adobe Flash support and HTML5 performance.

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Until recently, we’ve only been able to see BlackBerry’s professional grade tablet device, the PlayBook Tablet behind a plastic box, however, at the Adobe MAX conference, this all changed. Why the collaboration between the two? You see, the user interface of the new OS for the PlayBook Tablet makes heavy use of Adobe AIR 2.5 – a new platform environment for developing apps, one which looks to extend its use among not just tablets but also different handheld devices like mobiles and even PCs and TVs.

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With the official news that RIM was finally going to release their PlayBook Tablet (originally rumored the ‘BlackPad’ by the media), I’m genuinely excited as at last we’d soon be seeing a new tablet that would be ‘different’. Not that we haven’t seen enough of new tablets this year. But to be honest, its been either the iPad or another Android tablet hitting the news.

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Just what wasn’t necessary in this jungle of tablets has at last happened. Research In Motion (RIM), the brain behind the ever green BlackBerry phones, have announced their own tablet – the PlayBook Tablet. The OS for the PlayBook will be one from QNX which RIM had acquired recently.

The OS will be called BlackBerry OS and it will come with full OpenGL and POSIX with Internet standards like HTML5.

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