Tuesday, November 16, 2010

RIM goes directly after the iPad in its new YouTube video for the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Playbook tablet

The folks at Research in Motion (RIM) have uploaded a demonstration video of their new BlackBerry Playbook on to YouTube which you can see below. The video shows "Matthew" from the web browser group at RIM showing the superior rendering speed of their new tablet.

The demo video is pretty impressive, and there is no doubt that the iPad's processor speeds are going to seem slow compared to some of the competitors that will soon (we think) be released. For media executives, though, the big issue here continues to be the size of the display.

Looking at this video, on which tablet would reading a magazine or newspaper be easier, the seven inch Playbook, or the 9.7 inch iPad?

Nonetheless, competition is good, right? And since Apple currently enjoys a virtual monopoly on magazine and newspaper tablet apps, any new product introduction that will see more people buy these devices in order to consume their publications will be of help to publishers (in theory).