BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Multitasking dengan Mesin Browser Mumpuni
BlackBerry Playbook Multitasking Tablet with Powerful Browser Engine
The BlackBerry Playbook is a powerful tablet with multitasking capabilities and a powerful browser engine that was introduced seven months ago and has now arrived in Indonesia. Does this device have what it takes to compete against the iPad 2 and Android tablets?
The BlackBerry PlayBook offers users a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, providing full multitouch and gesture support. It is powered by a 1 GHz Dual Core processor, and 1 GB RAM and comes with 3-megapixel (front) and 5-megapixel (back) High Definition cameras. Three storage capacities are available, namely 16 GB, 32GB, and 64 GB. Connectivity is provided via Wi-Fi 802.11 and 3G when used in conjunction with a BlackBerry smartphone as a modem.
Featuring a sleek and minimalistic black design, the PlayBook is constructed with a glass-covered front and a scratch-resistant plastic rear. Measuring 194 x 130 x 10mm, it is conveniently sized to fit into any pocket, while weighing only 425g, making it incredibly lightweight and easy to take with you wherever you go.
The PlayBook is equipped with four buttons located on its upper side: Power On/Off, Play/Pause, Volume Up and Down. On its lower side, a Micro-USB power connector, a micro HDMI socket, and a docking connector are present. The stereo speakers are situated on the left and right of the screen, with two microphones cleverly concealed.
Four Directional Sensors
When examining the Playbook, one may find themselves questioning certain features. For example, why isn’t the display maximized to reduce the amount of unused space at the sides? Furthermore, there is no obvious Home or Back button to return to the Home Screen. However, the frame encircling the display is sensitive to touch. By swiping upwards from the bottom of the frame, an open application can be minimized. Additionally, swiping left and right lets you access and move apps around, whereas swiping down from the top displays the app’s settings. Finally, swiping diagonally from the left to the right brings up the virtual keyboard, and swiping from the left to the right brings up the status bar.
Tablets require a powerful operating system for optimal performance. RIM offers a suite of operating systems for its smartphones, including BlackBerry 5, 6, and 7. However, the company has developed a unique operating system specifically made for tablet use – the QNX-based BlackBerry Playbook Operating System. This OS offers an efficient grid view and Cover Flow feature, making it easier to access open applications. Experienced smartphone users may find the Playbook OS interface quite different, but it is intuitive and easily learned. The operating system uses gesture-based technology, such as swiping to move apps, pinching to zoom in and out, and pressing icons to start apps.
This tablet is renowned for its seamless movements and remarkable multitasking capabilities. Despite running a browsing application, the video playback was uninterrupted. We noted no decrease in the speed of the processor or RAM when running multiple applications simultaneously. Furthermore, application switching was consistently smooth.
Playbook offers a wide range of applications and utilities, such as audio and video players, camera/camcorder, and weather. It also includes some more sophisticated programs, like YouTube, Kobo e-reader, and Bing Maps as well as entertainment titles like Need for Speed and Tetris. Additionally, users can benefit from Document To Go which allows them to view and edit popular documents like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.