Since Apple introduced the iPad, almost all manufacturers that are somehow involved in mobile or computing or both have been scrambling to get into the newly-reinvented tablet market. One of the most important is, of course, RIM, maker of the BlackBerry smartphones. They have announced that they’re working on a tablet called the RIM PlayBook, which would not run the BlackBerry OS but a new OS based on QNX.
The PlayBook will only become available in early 2011, but RIM has already started teasing its features. Today’s video brings us a quick demo of the PlayBook’s web browser. Not only that, but it’s pegged against the iPad’s Safari.
Needless to say, RIM are touting their browser’s speed and support for Flash (which is something more or less all of Apple’s competitors in the mobile field have started doing once Steve Jobs published his “Thoughts on Flash” article). But have a look for yourself:
The PlayBook certainly seems to have a very good browser built in. Let’s see what RIM will decide to tease next.
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