Now this is what we like to see. We had heard a while back that without any further proof coming forward, some were suggesting that the PlayBook was merely a concept. Below we will finally see a video (albeit short) of the BlackBerry PlayBook in action along with several screen shots of the device running. RIM Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was onstage for the Adobe Air Max Conference today showing off the PlayBook live on stage and our friends at CrackBerry were able to come across a short video of the PlayBook showing off it’s smooth screen transitions as well as it’s multi-tasking capabilities where you will see a full blown YouTube video playing, and then minimized and still running while navigating elsewhere on the device. We will have to keep our eyes peeled for more video’s as this story picks up. Check out the video and pics below and be sure to drop us a comment. Is this what you were expecting to see from the PlayBook or are you waiting for more details and video’s to make up your mind?
It’s a big week again for the BlackBerry PlayBook! If you were thinking the DevCon PlayBook announcement was smoke and mirrors due to the fact we didn’t see a live demo, you can now rest easy knowing that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the real deal, and looks like it’s going to kick some serious tablet ass.
RIM’s Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was on hand today at the Adobe Air Max conference, where he showed off the BlackBerry PlayBook LIVE on stage. We caught some of the screen caps from the livestream (see below) and we’ve got a partial video of the demo above (thanks bizbuzz3). Hopefully we’ll have even more video soon. All I can say is WOW. Based on the DevCon hype we’ve had high expectations for the PlayBook and what the new BlackBerry Tablet OS will be able to deliver, and based on this demo it’s looking like the end product is going to be SWEET. The full flash support and REAL multi-tasking seriously makes the iPad/iOS operating system look more like a kid’s toy. It was pretty awesome to see Lazaridis start playing a full screen video, then minimize it back to the homescreen and watch it still keep playing while moving around the homescreen.
BIG NEWS too… RIM is taking apps seriously here, with Lazaridis announcing that developers who submit PlayBook apps and get them approved into App World will get a FREE BlackBerry PlayBook. OHHH BABY!!! Heck, back stage, even Martha Stewart said she loved the PlayBook. Check out the photos below and stay tuned for more!
BlackBerry PlayBook Live Demo Screen Caps
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