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BlackBerry PlayBook: Top Dog for Businessmen?

With so many impressive tablets being released this year people are finding it hard choosing the right tablet for them, today we thought we would look at which tablet is the obvious choice for today’s businessmen.

RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook is what many experts believe will be the businessman’s tablet, if you check out the official BlackBerry Playbook website you will see that a lot of its features seem to be perfect for the modern day business user.

Let’s start with what we have come to expect from RIM‘s BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Enterprise Server compatibility (out-of-the-box), this will allow you to connect to enterprise networks to sync emails, contacts and calendars etc. In layman’s terms it means that you will be able to connect your PlayBook to your existing business / enterprise network securely, reliably and easily.

The PlayBook will also support a lot of commonly used technologies, firstly when browsing the web you will be able to view both HTML5 and Adobe Flash 10.1 content, the iPad 2 does not offer Flash support, businessmen may need to view Flash content every now and then, therefore the PlayBook should not disappoint.

Multitasking is also supported, this will be very useful for business users. When writing articles I quite often have a few web pages, a word processor, image editor and email client open, without multitasking capabilities my work would take a lot longer.

When Apple unveiled the iPad 2 many were shocked to see no 4G connectivity, well the BlackBerry PlayBook is 4G complaint and there will be WiMax, LTE and HSPA+ variants, also all models feature WiFi a/b/g/n, this should ensure that you can stay connected no-matter where you are.

If you already own a BlackBerry smartphone the PlayBook is a great choice of tablet, the PlayBook can wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry to access email. calendar, the address book, tasks lists and BBM.

Finally the PlayBook will offer Adobe Mobile AIR, Open GL, SMP, POSIX OS and WebKit support, this will allow developer to easily port their apps, before hearing this many were skeptical about the PlayBook’s app offerings.

To us the BlackBerry PlayBook looks like the ideal choice for businessmen / enterprise users, do you agree?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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