Research in Motion surprised the market with the introduction of its Play Book tablet gaining applause from one and all who saw the unit at the CES show where they had a hands on experience with a fully functional device and superb performance. Though some analysts feel that the Research in Motion Play Book maybe late in the tablet race led by Apple’s iPad, the Research In Motion CEO claims “The iPad’s dominance of tablet computing will change when we are in the market.”Although the Play Book sports a 7 inch screen in comparison to the iPad’s 9.7 inch display, Video is one area where observers feel Play Book beats the iPad wholesale.
In fact, even at the CES 2011, barring the iPad, the only two other players with fully functional working units were the Research In Motion Play Book and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. At the show, almost every manufacturer, vendor in existence displayed prototypes of tablets with huge announcements presenting big tablets, small tablets, Android tablets, Windows tablets and even many concoctions poised to launch in the markets in the near future.
Samsung Galaxy tab, on the Android platform, has definitely done wonders. But, with so many other vendors promoting the Android platforms none of the others were able to present a fully functional touch and feel product. The near future will definitely unveil a horde of big time names pushing technologically advanced tablets, working hand in hand with carriers to woo the buyers away from the Apple iPad way. As of today, Apple almost holds near total supremacy of the market with over 87% holding of Apple iPad products supply. But, the dynamics are changing. Research inn Motion Play Book has set the pace equally strongly, although they cannot compete with Apple on volumes, will definitely dent the market with their outstanding product at the CES 2011.
Even diehard erstwhile Apple users have found the Research In Motion Play Book and the Samsung Galaxy Tab much, much better in terms of performance. Research In Motion has a discreet advantage over other players in that enterprise and corporate using Blackberry server and Blackberry phones will automatically move towards the same platform by Research In Motion Play Book. The multi-touch interface has been termed way, way ahead of the Apple device. The device with its large processing power has impressive multi-tasking capability, touch screen motion is fluid and the feel of the product is very comforting. Research In Motion Play Book runs Adobe Flash, ad HTML files besides being able to play proprietary audio formats of both Microsoft and Apple with phenomenal ease.
The Research In Motion Play Book runs a version of the QNX OS with 1 Gb of ram dual core processor, dual HD cameras, HD video recording, HDMI outputs, micro USB ports making the product formidable. This has set the playground for different operators and vendors including Apple to rethink their strategies and literally wage a war of technology on the tablet market.