Thanks to BGR they have given us an extensive review of the Playbook. At over nine minutes, you will get many questions answered. Julian Dolce, Platform Lead of the QNX team, runs through the demo.
While watching the video, I found that it has a very smooth transition between apps. The jump from one category to another and the navigation into each sub-category is nicely organized. The simplicity of running an application, and then an easy flick to close it is also impressive. The camera looks like a dream come true with 1080p quality, and just a touch away, for all those hams out there, from becoming a front facing camera. One thing missing from the video was a browser test, as they were in an area without internet connection. I guess you will have to wait to get your mitts on it to see that for yourself. Julian said that universal search is what they are actively working on. The keyboard is multi-touch, and it works in both portrait and landscape. You will be able to pair the Playbook with your current device and access the data.
The SDK is now publicly available, and Appworld is accepting applications. For those that develop an application for the Playbook and are accepted into BlackBerry Appworld, you will receive a free Playbook when they become available. Download the SDK and get those apps up now. Good Luck :sun:
I heard there's already a beta of the Blackberry Tablet OS available for linux and windows, that will be the official name I think. It works nice in the video, it is "sweet". I'm really looking forward on getting one as I'm confident it will be better than iPad.