Not only do we have tablets to cure our aches and pains, no, we also have tablets to help us stay connected and, if you're anything like me, for doing business and keeping tabs on my social life on the move.
The market for tablet computers is constantly expanding and the competition is fierce and I, for one, want to know that I am getting a solid piece of equipment that allows me to juggle my networking alter egos. The BlackBerry PlayBook offers just that, a perfectly portable “business chic” tablet that keeps you connected, entertained and informed.
If you are an entertainment hungry socialite then this is the tablet for you as this slick piece of technology continues BlackBerry's business hardware credentials and marries it with simplicity; when fired up the first screen viewed is an app launch grid that also features a swipe and select touch menu – All, Favourites, Media and Games - and within moments you are utilising the power of this tablet. The PlayBook measures in at 7.6 inches by 5.1inches and, once you have got your favourite media files transferred via drag and drop or your local network, you can enjoy a beautiful HD experience that questions many of the competitors' efforts. It also includes two cameras, a nifty 5 megapixel on the rear panel and 3 megapixel up front for video chat or those last minute adjustments in the absence of a mirror.
One other feature that makes this slate truly desirable is the inclusion of web page rendering super star Adobe's Flash. I am a patient person but when I am on the move I like things to happen quick and my web pages to render even quicker and knowing that my browsing is in the safe hands of Flash is bonus for me... oh, and the fact that it weighs less than a pound and the PlayBook's rear panel is finished in matte, soft-touch plastic. No dropping it whilst standing on the metro then!
The BlackBerry PlayBook is a technological wonder and the list of outstanding specifications goes on. If you are a BlackBerry phone user then I highly recommend that you get your hands on one but if you have already found yourself a firm believer in another tablet computer, well, it is never too late to convert.
Written by Ben Taylor