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New BlackBerry PlayBook Demo Video Shows Off Browser

We saw a little bit of the BlackBerry PlayBooks browser in a previous demo comparing it with the iPad. This time RIM decided to take a different angle by showing off how you can use the web just like you do on your desktop. They do this by showing off sites like YouTube and then move on to Facebook. I think the point they are trying to stress is that if you have the full web you don’t need apps. For example, why be limited to the functionality in a Facebook app when you can have everything?

I still think there are some definite purposes for an app like synchronizing with local applications like email and calendars but it will be interesting to see how RIM continues with this theme. At the same time pushing how easy it is to develop apps while showing how apps are redundant… 🙂

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  1. I can’t wait for this playbook! I haven’t been this excited about a Blackberry product since my first Blackberry…curve 8300. I also can’t wait to see what kind of apps will be available. I’m sooo excites! 🙂

  2. wow is all i can yes, finally a mobile device i can use and get full web browsering experience. no more having to settle for a mobile version of a website. great too see its coming along great, cant wait to see it in my hands and the people on the seat next to me in the LIRR drooling over it.

  3. Very, very nice! I can’t wait to try one out myself! Too bad I am sooo poor haha! 🙂

  4. I’m hoping that when production comes, this is everything it looks like it is. I want one. I’ve been skeptical of RIM’s future and playing catch up, but this would help convince me. I’m sick of device refreshes so they really need to step up with the release of the Playbook. (Still wish BlackPad would’ve been the name 🙂 )

  5. Loving it. Cant wait to get my hands on one.

  6. RIM is being such a tease. This better not be anti-climactic. But, I like that they’re keeping the public updated.

    I would love to see if they’ll have PlayBook TV commercials. There are quite a few for the Torch.

  7. I already have my Christmas bonus put away for launch day…I just need an actual date now, so I know when to start stalking my neighborhood Best Buy. I can’t wait to see if some kind of remote desktop app will be available on launch, such as for Logmein and a cloud app like Dropbox…make my job so much easier if both were available on launch.

  8. Everybody wants one. I want one too.

  9. Alex from RIM here.

    Thanks for reviewing and sharing the latest PlayBook videos with your readers. You are correct: the BlackBerry PlayBook offers uncompromised web browsing (we feel you shouldn’t need an app for that). However, there are cases where the unique interface of an app makes sense, such as the eUnity healthcare app shown at AdobeMax in late 2010, or the Fantasy Football app shown here. Our goal is to have thousands of compelling PlayBook apps available in BlackBerry App World by launch. (FYI: We invite developers to create and submit their applications for an opportunity to receive a free PlayBook. We’re looking forward to seeing innovative apps that customers will love. )

    Hope you’ll drop by the BlackBerry booth at CES to see everything we have to offer.


  10. Using Flash on the go is going to be a breath of fresh air. Having a competent web browser on a larger screen is going to be even better!

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