RIM Unveils BlackBerry PlayBook!

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Today Research In Motion® (RIM) introduced the new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS – check out the above video for more details on the new BlackBerry PlayBook!

Stay tuned for future posts on the Inside BlackBerry blog family about BlackBerry PlayBook. In the meantime, read the press release here!

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  • James

    I think I have just wet my pants!

    • Mike

      Subpar, copycat attempt.FAIL!

      • CDN IT Pro

        Why not compare “apples to apples” or in this case “apples to blackberrys” before falling back on the old Apple fanboy dismissive attitude. If you actually look at the specs on both machines, the Playbook comes out way ahead of the iPad in every respect.

    • Cape Dave

      Me too!

  • musician

    Blah, blah, blah…

  • Jimmy89045

    first comment!!!

    • Ric

      clearly not dumbass

  • http://twitter.com/onedancinblonde Taylor K.

    This looks sick. I’m loving this.

  • http://twitter.com/onedancinblonde Taylor K.

    This looks sick. I’m loving this.

  • http://twitter.com/onedancinblonde Taylor K.

    This looks sick. I’m loving this.

  • http://twitter.com/onedancinblonde Taylor K.

    This looks sick. I’m loving this.

  • http://twitter.com/shaawasmund shaawasmund

    Looks great – maybe I need an addition / replacement to my iPad! When will it be released in the UK? http://www.shaawasmund.com

  • http://twitter.com/shaawasmund shaawasmund

    Looks great – maybe I need an addition / replacement to my iPad! When will it be released in the UK? http://www.shaawasmund.com

  • Trixie

    Fantastic RIM: amazing looking OS

  • Knottyrope

    I want one

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kamilbrzezinski Kamil Brzeziński

    I MUST HAVE IT. Great news.

    • http://freeblackberryplaybook.co Free BlackBerry PlayBook

      This is going to be an iPad killer for sure and there is going to be a long queue at the shops for it, prepare for camping😉

      • Tony T.

        You are absolutely correct, however, it is already killing the iPad in that Apple has a model and is already disecting it to apply to its second generation iPad! Be careful Apple, you will have another lawsuit like you did when you stole from LG to make the iPhone!!!!!

  • Cerrsa_23

    this reminds me of something that came out a while ago.. hmmm what is it what is it… oh yeah the Ipad😀 innovate don’t recreate

    • Castingsalvage

      Does the ipad have a camera?

    • Castingsalvage

      Does the ipad have a camera?

    • Castingsalvage

      Does the ipad have a camera?

    • Castingsalvage

      Does the ipad have a camera?

      • Herminaw

        iPad does not have a camera or usb

    • Cierra

      The iPad wasn’t the first tablet either. Tablets have been around for years.

    • Dc1973

      hahaha thats funny…. “innovate don’t recreate” please… do you think that RIM just pulled this out of thin air….. RIM along with a dozen or more manufacturers have been working on tablets for years… yes Apple were first to market with the Ipad but maybe thats why its under spec`ed over priced and so limited…..

      • Gdogg

        omg ipad was NOT first to market, there were tons out BEFORE, people just don’t notice because they’re tarded

      • Biggieandsmalls

        you forgot to put the re at the start of tarded

      • Biggieandsmalls

        you forgot to put the re at the start of tarded

      • Biggieandsmalls

        you forgot to put the re at the start of tarded

      • Biggieandsmalls

        you forgot to put the re at the start of tarded

      • bazingaboo

        They don’t notice, because unlike the iPad they were poorly marketed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justice-Conder/100000597838181 Justice Conder

        They weren’t just poorly marketed. They were crap products.

      • Jm10000

        in what sense? coz it sold millions, altough it was unclear to what the iPad done/does, the marketing took it away from being a big iTouch

      • bazingaboo

        They don’t notice, because unlike the iPad they were poorly marketed.

      • Gdogg

        omg ipad was NOT first to market, there were tons out BEFORE, people just don’t notice because they’re tarded

      • http://twitter.com/holodex Dave Holodex

        Under-specced perhaps, but certainly not over priced. They completely bamboozled the industry on release day when everyone was predicting $999 retail, but they came in at half that price.

      • Rendani

        Dude you so right…. i think Cerrsa_23 needs more of your lectures…lol

      • Rendani

        Dude you so right…. i think Cerrsa_23 needs more of your lectures…lol

    • Calderstrake

      Right, is the iPad enterprise ready? Can you secure it with standard DoD-level security procedures?

      • Aji

        Maybe not. But I think most people are getting the iPad instead for ease of use. All boils down to what you need I guess: Enterprise-ready or user-friendly?

    • Aaron

      uhhh, so since motorola invented the first mobile phone nokia, sony-ericsson, samsung, apple all copied motorola. these are handheld devices dude, there will be a lot more of these coming out. i believe other companies made these before, running on windows os. a screen without a keyboard, apple just marketed the hell out of the iPad

    • Lalala

      wht do you mean don’t recreate? if they don’t… then mac has overwhelming power of the market

      • Wang_yur

        actually they do.. sad to say but ipad made the tablet to the general market…. good marketing

    • Lalala

      wht do you mean don’t recreate? if they don’t… then mac has overwhelming power of the market

    • Lalala

      wht do you mean don’t recreate? if they don’t… then mac has overwhelming power of the market

    • buddha

      good one buddy. news flash- did you know that there is a car called a hyundai out there and there is also another car called a ferrari? both are cars…yet one is an innovation. RIM just leap frogged 2 years in front of the ipad. The ipad should have never hit the market with the poor specs. But hey, put some lipstick on it and throw way too much marketing dollars at it and let the brainwashing begin.

      Nice work RIM-you guys knocked this one out of the park. I will giggle at anyone with an ipad.

    • buddha

      good one buddy. news flash- did you know that there is a car called a hyundai out there and there is also another car called a ferrari? both are cars…yet one is an innovation. RIM just leap frogged 2 years in front of the ipad. The ipad should have never hit the market with the poor specs. But hey, put some lipstick on it and throw way too much marketing dollars at it and let the brainwashing begin.

      Nice work RIM-you guys knocked this one out of the park. I will giggle at anyone with an ipad.

    • Mregan1973

      This type of thinking is always confusing to me. According to you; whoever made a cell phone after the 1st company that created it, shouldn’t have, Pepsi shouldn’t be here, there should only be one Tv company, 1 computer company, 1 t-shirt company..you catch my drift? It’s about choice, there are differences between the tablets & people will choose. So I hope everything you own is by that original creator because otherwise…OMG you may have something that was RECRATED!!

      • http://caspan.com Caspan

        It’s a good thing too🙂 his computer, software, OS, internet, email program, electricity, keyboard, mouse, chair, carpet, house, road, is all remakes of the same thing originally invented but as time passed modified from the last conception to be a little better than the last. If innovation didn’t happen he would be using a stick in the sand to communicate.

        ” Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or the useful application of new inventions or discoveries. It may refer to an incremental emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations”

      • http://caspan.com Caspan

        It’s a good thing too🙂 his computer, software, OS, internet, email program, electricity, keyboard, mouse, chair, carpet, house, road, is all remakes of the same thing originally invented but as time passed modified from the last conception to be a little better than the last. If innovation didn’t happen he would be using a stick in the sand to communicate.

        ” Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or the useful application of new inventions or discoveries. It may refer to an incremental emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations”

    • RemoveableBing

      Release has nothing to do with “who thought of it first”. Both products were years in the making. And lets be frank, this has far more features then the Ipad, features people actually want.

    • http://twitter.com/PhotoGuyDave Dave Duister

      I love apple so take this how you want the Playbook is everything that the iPad should have been, Apple screwed plain and simple. IMHO

    • http://twitter.com/calxdesign David Wilson

      What a exceptionally stupid remark.

    • Rendani

      The Ipad is nothing compared to the PlayBook as its not made for professionals and its just a replica of the iphone… Playbook is innovation for business, get your facts right

    • Rendani

      The Ipad is nothing compared to the PlayBook as its not made for professionals and its just a replica of the iphone… Playbook is innovation for business, get your facts right

    • prsilva

      I rather have a quality good recreated product than a bad overpriced limited original product.

    • Markbrant

      This is way cooler than the bye pad dude!

    • Cobils

      You realize when things come out so close together (within 6 months), they were in development at the SAME time. It’s not like RIM started this product in April when Apple released the iPad.

      • http://caspan.com Caspan

        Nope sorry the Apple guy is right. RIM cannot innovate. Everyone sell their stocks, drop the devices. “Sorry every one this guy says RIM cannot innovate so lets shut it down!!!”

        Give me a break!!!! I guess your tire manufacturer is just copying caveman design of the same old wheel they never innovated and modified an existing design (flat touch screen which BTW Apple didn’t do first so I guess Apple sucks at innovation as well)

    • Descurge

      Well, as long as Apple continues to reject flash, and not add simple things like USB ports, then for the meantime there is no reason to innovate!

      • http://caspan.com Caspan

        Don’t hate the player hate the game…. Come up with what ever excuses you want, what ever makes you feel good sleeping at night in your Apple jammies RIM is obviously doing something right or you wouldn’t be over here complaining about it. If RIM is so horrible at what they do explain to me why they are where they are? This ain’t silly bands man its real life and people make purchases based on need, some of you want a gaming device that’s why there is the iPhone, some of you want a business device and there is RIM. Get your head out of the ground and realize its not a trend its a real world need that is being meet by a company that see what people want and make it. Apple just tells you what you want and you just say Oh I guess its what Apple does so oh well. Welcome to the 21st century man where a company make more then 2 devices 4 versions os a phone and 1 tablet pffft come one RIM has designed and changed 50+ devices cause they keep changing to find a perfect fit and what works. Sure failure comes with the but also so does learning and innovation. Apple just relies on Apple hype to sell their stuff. That is soon fading so they had better start listening to what people want or they will start too fail

      • http://caspan.com Caspan

        Also explain to me how this is not innovative? Since you seem to think Apple is and RIM is not explain it! Grant us your wisdom for a bit….

  • http://j.mp/nerdalert @heyart

    DO. WANT.

  • Leinad

    awesome! 2 questions…able for citrix and able for RDP sessions?🙂

  • greg

    I don’t wanna buy

  • http://twitter.com/paulvaneijden Paul van Eijden

    The name doesn’t sound very professional to me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701415816 Skeeter Peeter

    Hold on. This iPad look-alike is business-generating, but the iPad isn’t? C’mon. RIM, you’re going to have to do better than “me too” efforts. That’s the MS game, and it isn’t working for them.

    • Oliver G

      How is it not working for them? They’re a far superior company to Apple in every respect. Trendwhored mindless consumerism doesn’t equate to innovative products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701415816 Skeeter Peeter

    Hold on. This iPad look-alike is business-generating, but the iPad isn’t? C’mon. RIM, you’re going to have to do better than “me too” efforts. That’s the MS game, and it isn’t working for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701415816 Skeeter Peeter

    Hold on. This iPad look-alike is business-generating, but the iPad isn’t? C’mon. RIM, you’re going to have to do better than “me too” efforts. That’s the MS game, and it isn’t working for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701415816 Skeeter Peeter

    Hold on. This iPad look-alike is business-generating, but the iPad isn’t? C’mon. RIM, you’re going to have to do better than “me too” efforts. That’s the MS game, and it isn’t working for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701415816 Skeeter Peeter

    Hold on. This iPad look-alike is business-generating, but the iPad isn’t? C’mon. RIM, you’re going to have to do better than “me too” efforts. That’s the MS game, and it isn’t working for them.

  • Dennis_basto

    that’s way way way better than tha IPAD….i can’t w8 to get my hands on that BB PLAYBOOK….

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