After Steve Jobs publicly dissed the Blackbery smartphones, RIM has not surprisingly goneÂ after the iPad in an attempt to prove to companies and consumers that their Playbook is indeed superior to Apple’s “magical” device.
I know many of you are eager to see more of the BlackBerryÂ® PlayBookâ„¢ in action. Iâ€™m excited to share the above video with you that we filmed with Matthew from the web browser group here at RIM, which demonstrates how the web browsing experience is coming together on the PlayBook.
On the video, Matthew quickly runs through a series of comparison tests with a PlayBook and iPad (running iOS 3.2.2), which demonstrate three things: the speed of the PlayBook Browser, its support for rich AdobeÂ® FlashÂ® content, and the performance of open web standards like HTML 5 on the PlayBook. (Inside Blackberry)
As you can see in the video above, the very fact that RIM supports flash is probably enough to convince a few individuals the superiority of the Playbook (which is rumored to be priced at $500).
However RIM’s open war against the iPad might be a mistake for a few reasons, one which their own video demonstrates above. [Read more…]