yeah but i never see them out in the streets. I see ipads every so often. We gotta get this playbook more airtime
Well I have one and I'm not impressed. After getting over all the fuss I found I can't do that much with it. I love the extension it gives to my BB via bridge but that's it. I started developing my own stuff but it seems the useful APIs aren't accessible as yet so I feel boxed in. Its a lovely tablet but it's no match for whats already out there. The "constant updates" mentioned earlier will hopefully deliver me soon; I see there's some nice stuff planned for it so I'm waiting.
For I now it's Android and on the PB side...Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and lots of snacks.
Nothing constructive. Initially I was just exploring the 2 development paths available so I wrote and installed bunch of basic apps just to get a feel for the development. Once I got comfortable I went looking for the API/libraries I would need but they don't exist as yet. I see application notifications will be coming but that's just one of a few things I would need.
Right now I'm just playing with Flash, I kinda like it so I'm working on a Desk Clock/Home Screen idea I got from Android but I'll still need supporting power management libraries to make it practical so I may not finish it.
I was doing some research myself on the Blackberry Playbook and it really did change my mind from saving money for a Ipad to save up for a BB Playbook instead.
Now I don't actually own a Blackberry, however I have made use of my friends devices such as the Bold and Curve etc, and I have to say, I am really impressed by the userbility and the BB app market.
Whilst watching various videos on youtube regarding the BB Playbook I came across a great video whereby a user was comparing both the BB Playbook and an Ipad (However he didn't state whether It was an Ipad or Ipad2).
Before the test was conducted the cache and cookies were cleared on both devices and both devices were on the same wireless network so No exceptions were made for either devices.The below are the following tests:
Test 1 - Website loading
In Total three webpages were loaded onto both devices, the loading time was faster on the BB Playbook than the Ipad. Two completly different websites were used for this test and the Playbook came out on top. The third website used in the test was addidas.com, this website uses a lot of rich content i.e Flash. BB PLaybook loaded the flash content fast and it looked like how it should as if ithe website was loaded on a normal computer. The Ipad on the other hand does not support flash and therefore produced the content rather blocky.
Test 2 - Acid3
Acid3 test was next on the list to check if the browser can deliver true web fidelity rendered content. Both the devices scored 100/100, however in the render process the Ipad showed a small render artifact in the corner, what this means is that the ipad did not deliver a pixel perfect final image.
Th BB Playbook however came out on top with both the rendered image looking exactly like how the final image shoould look, meaning pixel perfect like for like.
Test 3 - The Pocket full of Canvas demo
The BB Playbook clearly came out on top in this test.
My only wish is to place my hands on a Blackberry Playbook soon and take it for a test drive myself.
I hope you enjoyed reading.