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BlackBerry maker competes with iPad

September 28, 2010

Seeking out the business world as its main market, The BlackBerry PlayBook will have a 7-inch screen and weigh 0.9 pounds, making it smaller and lighter than the iPad—thus fitting better in a briefcase, according to an analyst at Avian Securities LLC. Itbll use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wherever available.

RIM acquired QNX Software Systems in April, and is making the PlayBook based on software from QNX. QNX software can be found in nuclear power plant control systems as well, making it seemingly more reliable than its competition.

The PlayBook will be available in U.S. stores early next year. Click here to learn more. What do you think about this new option in technology from RIM? Will you be using it at work? Leave a comment to let us know.

Image credit: rim.com

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