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This article was published on November 16, 2010

RIM shows why its Playbook smacks the life out of the iPad [Video]

RIM shows why its Playbook smacks the life out of the iPad [Video]
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

We’ve heard lots of rumors about the upcoming BlackBerry tablet from RIM, called the Playbook. Though RIM’s tablet hasn’t shipped yet, there’s a fair bit of hope surrounding it. With native support for Flash, impressive HTML5 rendering and overall faster page loads, the Playbook should be a great competitor for Apple’s device.

The Playbook should be landing in Q1 2011, priced at $499. That’s some serious competition for the iPad if it’s really this good. Don’t believe it? There’s no better way than to see for yourself, so have a look at this side-by-side demo of the Playbook versus the iPad: