BlackBerry Playbook tablet gets hands on video demo

BlackBerry Playbook tablet gets hands on video demo

We have to admit to harbouring doubts that we’d be seeing anything of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet computer this side of Christmas, but a video demo has now appeared online.

Premièred at Adobe’s MAX conference yesterday, the business-focussed tablet showed off its Flash and AIR capabilities to much applause and approving comments like, “Yeah.. it’s hot!” and “that’s really cool.”

With Apple resolutely shunning Flash, the folks at RIM are hoping that by embracing the technology like a long lost brother, they’ll be able to offer a more useful, entertaining and productive package.

Ultra mobile

The PlayBook is billed as ‘ultra mobile’ and ‘ultra thin’ at 9.7mm and comes with a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixels, capacitive multitouch display, 3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear lens for the video conferencing lolz.

The interface looks good too, borrowing heavily from Palm’s webOS, with multitasking made possible via a  ”card” view, and we rather like the ability to play back 1080p HD video via non proprietary HDMI and USB connectors.

If all that is getting you excited, scroll down for some more videos:

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