BlackBerry PlayBook Better Than Apple iPad at Multitasking Says Experts
Reviews of the Research In Motion BlackBerry PlayBook tablet haven’t thus far been that flattering for RIM’s first tablet device, but apparently some experts believe there is at least one tech area that the BlackBerry PlayBook slaps rival tablet the Apple iPad right out of the game.
According to an article over on the Economic Times, experts are saying that the BlackBerry PlayBook leaves Apple’s iOS tablet “miles behind” when it comes to multitasking, due to the PlayBook’s QNX Neutrino operating system.
Apparently said experts say the QNX OS enables the BlackBerry PlayBook to perform multitasking at “amazing speed” and users can keep multiple apps running simultaneously and this is the reason the PlayBook has no home button.
Human-computer interaction professor at Canada’s Queen’s University, Roel Vertegaal says…“The (PlayBook) operating system kicks ass,” while the managing director of software and wireless research at Toronto’s RBC Dominion Securities, Mike Abramsky, apparently said, “If you want to do more than one thing at once and you want to do it very fast – if you want to do work and play together – the PlayBook shines better than the iPad.”
Apple currently dominates the tablet market with their iPad and Apple iPad 2, but it appears some analysts are giving the BlackBerry PlayBook the thumbs up, although apparently RIM does have some catching up to do.
Have to say, Apple’s tablet tech does lead in the field, but there is definitely room for other tablets such as the BlackBerry PlayBook and Android tablets, but the big question is, can Apple remain ahead of the game?