02-01-2011 10:33 PM
02-01-2011 10:59 PM - edited 02-01-2011 11:02 PM
Interesting article indeed.
I have to admit though, I first thought this was another AppstoreLover thread.
Great news indeed!
02-01-2011 11:03 PM - edited 02-01-2011 11:03 PM
02-02-2011 01:38 PM
> "From what we are hearing about the feature set of PlayBook, it is unlikely to have a major impact in 2011."
Well, compare it to iPad; I heard that the new iOS will have new gesture for future iPad/iPhone to possible remove the "Home" button. ( Steve is really hate "button"; their lift is without any button at all )
Hey, man, take a look about PlayBook, it seems that there is no any button at all on its (front) face.
With those swipe gestures, it seems to me that it is ahead iPad on the "user-frindly" and it is "clean" too.
02-02-2011 01:49 PM
02-02-2011 01:58 PM
I actually like buttons, there are times when they are lifesavers. Imagine a Windows PC without any buttons, you could never escape a crashing program using ctrl-alt-del. Apple needs the reset buttons as much as any pc and I guess there will be occassions that the PlayBook will need a reset. Let's just hope they will be rare.
02-02-2011 02:06 PM
@zezke, I'd thought this over myself a while back, and concluded that the PlayBook does not need a home or "reset" button like that. It's running QNX, and as long as a few key parts of the OS itself do not fail, it will always be able to intercept the bottom-swipe and let you terminate your app. It's not the app itself that detects the bottom swipe, and an app failure should not be able to block it.
Count this as one more subtle feature that could add to the general feeling of the PlayBook being more robust and responsive than anything built on Android or iOS can ever be.
And QNX provides protection against copy-cats, since any other product which attempts to duplicate the button-less design of the PlayBook will likely lead to annoyed users when it freezes and they have no way out except maybe to pull the battery.
02-02-2011 02:11 PM
peter9477 wrote:"...have no way out except maybe to pull the battery."
even thats becoming obsolete haha. the playbook does have a power button though, maybe it'll serve as a hard reset too in the (hopefully rare) event the device locks up.
02-02-2011 02:12 PM
I was at the hands on session in London yesterday, and while using the playbook, the system froze, and the Blackberry rep pressed the reset button. A quick touch puts it in a hibernate state, whilst a 5 - 10 sec depression reboots the playbook.