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Another Video of the PlayBook Shows Off Bezel Touchscreen


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Today has been an awesome day for BlackBerry PlayBook video and information. Most recently, we’ve learned a few new things from the above video including:

  • The entire bezel is touch sensitive and can be used to swipe between apps and bring up menus.
  • The virtual keyboard and screen are multitouch. You can also get the keyboard in both landscape and portrait.
  • There are swipe gestures galore.

While the event is an Adobe event meant for developers, a lot of media have been showing up to take a look at the device. Even though they’ll tell you they got a “hands-on”, it looks like RIM isn’t letting anyone play around with it too much as the device isn’t ready for consumption. It would be cool to hear more about the APIs and features that will be available to developers. We’ll try and get you those details soon.

More Details About the PlayBook from Meet the PlayBook Events


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There are some interesting tidbits coming out of the Meet the PlayBook events, the first of which was held in NYC. Interestingly enough, it looks like earlier rumors about PlayBook models is false (the source site has even shut down), and the tablet will actually come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes. Does this mean the pricing will change as well or will we get more memory at the previously rumored price? It also looks like RIM only has a handful of PlayBooks that can be demoed, and even those units still don’t have a browser. It looks like developers probably won’t be getting their PlayBooks until the device has launched in February, which makes sense considering the giveaway runs right up to the 1st of the month. Hit the jump for the list of new PlayBook details.
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Another Hands-On Video from the Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook Event


The latest hands-on video of the BlackBerry PlayBook comes courtesy of the Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook developer sessions in New York City. We’re pretty sure the video is taken by Rob Kao of SmrtGuard, but the actual PlayBook handling is done by a RIM employee. The PlayBook software is definitely still a work in progress and it seems that RIM employees are pretty careful about how they demo the device. In this video, we get to see the camera booted up with both the front and back being used. Cool stuff!