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Tech Industry: BlackBerry Playbook
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Tech Industry: BlackBerry Playbook

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CNET's Donald Bell takes a First Look at the BlackBerry Playbook at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

-Hey! I'm Donald Bell for cnet.com. I'm about to go inside and check out the BlackBerry PlayBook. I'm really excited. Let's go check it out. So this is the different selection of- You have a little overview of the different categories. So we've got all your apps, internet-specific apps, media-specific apps. So you got your e-book readers and camera and YouTube and all that in here, specific BlackBerry apps. So this is gonna have- you mentioned that maybe calendar or e-mail won't gonna be here unless you have another BlackBerry smartphone. -Correct. Yes. So these apps will available when you're paired to your BlackBerry. -Okay. And then, games which you're exciting to see including Quake. Alright, so going back through here, just going to the old category. If I was gonna launch 2 random apps like the Kobo book reader, take a look at that and then decided that also I really want it to for some reason have another app running simultaneously. Do I go up? -You go up. -So now, I've got my app dashboard down here and I really want- -You can bring that up. -Cool. See, Nic Nac Noe. -A tic-tac-toe. -To entertain me while I'm going to my books. Alright, so I have both these going the same time. And if I want to bounce between them, I'm just gonna be flipping off to the sign. -Yeah. -And then if I wanted to get to the more of the kinda cover flow view here, I can go between the two. That way, I can continue to launch apps. And then also flip the [unk]. Alright. Well, that's beautiful. It's got a nice light weight to it. It's very responsive screen. [unk] about the HDMI, micro-HDMI port on the bottom there, and we're seeing 16, 32, and 64 gigabyte capacities? -Yeah. -And it's gonna be in the first half or first quarter? -First quarter. -First quarter of 2011. Alright. Thank you very much.

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