While at the BlackBerry PlayBook launch party tonight I was honored to have Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEO @ RIM, give me a demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook. (pictures of that coming soon) I happened to ask him what his two favorite BlackBerry PlayBook features were and I thought I would share his response. I personally have a different favorite feature but I will go more into that later.
Mike Lazaridis favorite BlackBerry PlayBook features are:
- BlackBerry PlayBook HDMI mirroring and splitting mode – This allows users to have one application open on the BlackBerry PlayBook screen and another on an HDMI screen. Mike pointed out to me that this is awesome for PowerPoint slides allowing users to easily present from their BlackBerry PlayBook without a laptop. I have to admit its a pretty slick feature! I just wish RIM gave me a mini-HDMI cable to show it off!
- Full HD Video Streaming – Mike was showing off an awesome video of 1080p playing on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I wish I could find the video again but it was awesome. Instead I decided to take some screenshots of the Matrix shooting scene to get the same idea. It blows my mind that the PlayBook handles this so well. My 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo desktop chokes on 1080p streaming YouTube videos so this is very impressive!
More to come!