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BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on, again [video]

Published Mar 4th, 2011 4:41PM EST

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We met up with RIM a few days back in New York City to once again get some hands-on time with the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook, and we definitely liked what we saw. While the OS the PlayBook was running, we’re told, was from around December, the device performed very swiftly and webpages like loaded up with ease. We noticed some elements of the site that didn’t load properly but we’ll chalk that up to the build the tablet was running being pretty old. Things like portrait mode and notifications on the system bar were also not working on the unit we tested, so we can’t comment too much on those. We’ve really enjoyed using the PlayBook so far and can’t wait until we get our hands on a review unit. In the mean time, we hope another BGR hands-on will tide you over until that magical April 10th release date. Hit the break for our video, complete with commentary — alright?

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.