It’s been in the rumor mill for some months and was confirmed by Blackberry only recently. Now, they’ve gone ahead officially revealed the product and begun the marketing blitz.
While it’s still early to say, this tablet seems a marked improvement over the iPad (which we were quite disappointed with). The Playbook comes with a camera, a fast processor that enables true multitasking and a fully featured browser. As a contrast to the Apple iPad, this browser supports Flash.
With another one adding to a slew of tablets in the market, it’s a foregone conclusion that we’ll be seeing large-scale adoption of tablet computers in the next couple of years. Similarly, it’s only a matter of time before learning designers and the design itself will have to account for the entire gamut of design possibilities available and their associated considerations. A great challenge for digital designers, and an even greater opportunity.