BlackBerry PlayBook Hands-On Video from MWC 2011

February 17, 2011, By Leo Xavier

Earlier, we have brought you a lot of videos of the much anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM. Now, we have the latest treat for you. We got a chance to play with the device again, this time at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

As you might remember, the tablet was also showcased at the CES 2011 in January. The device is expected by many to do well on the crowded tablet market against rivals such as the Motorola Xoom, the next generation Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the yet to be unveiled iPad 2.

The PlayBook is being shown off at the RIM booth at MWC alongside some of the BlackBerry handsets, but it is the tablet that is turning a lot of heads.

Luckily, the company had a bunch of tablets out there for all the tech fans to enjoy.

Although it is a bit difficult to say which tablet will come out on top in this year’s tablet wars, we believe that the 7-inch RIM tablet, which comes with a 1GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB of RAM, an LCD multitouch capacitive display, microUSB, micro HDMI and DLNA connectivity, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and the QNX platform with multitasking, might do quite well on the market.

From our hands on time at the MWC, although the QNX operating system still crashed from time to time (we are expecting the company to work on it before the device is released finally), the overall experience was lovely.

It’s got great multitasking capabilities, a great UI, and gestures-support as well.

The screen of the device is just wonderful. It’s very bright, the colors are pitch-perfect, and the viewing angle is better than many of the tablets that are out there. The device is blazingly fast, and also very comfortable to hold.

In the video, you will be able to see various applications running simultaneously. And rather than saying a lot about the device, we just have to say that it can run the Quake 3 demo. It pretty much shows the graphics capabilities and the processing power of the device.

The device’s WiFi capabilities are also shown off, and the device is really fast even while playing the demo game and, at the same time, streaming a YouTube video.

Check out the video, and you are free to place your comments below.

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