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Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

Current Playbook size with a 7" diagonal screen is too small for effective business and personal use.  Smartphones are getting larger (i.e. Motorola Atrix) and tablets render like a normal 81/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.  Slipping a PlayBook into a suit pocket is a nice idea, but from a visual functionality perspective, it is too small. 

 

With all that power and visual potential, why keep the PlayBook at 7"?  A 7" screen may be a market differentiator, however it's functionality begs for a larger screen.

 

For visual rendering and reading of information (i.e. using a PlayBook for business briefing materials or Board materials), the current PlayBook is just too small. 

 

Will BlackBerry consider expanding the size of the PlayBook to be closer to a piece of paper as opposed to an oversized Torch?

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Re: Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

not confirmed but maybe

http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2219&news=rim+blackberry+playbook+10+inch

 




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Re: Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

 


RockFlow wrote:

Will BlackBerry consider expanding the size of the PlayBook to be closer to a piece of paper as opposed to an oversized Torch?


My gut feeling is that we'll see a ≥10" screen before Christmas.

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Re: Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

Thank you - that was helpful - hopefully that will be the case Smiley Wink

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Re: Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

At 7inches the Playbook slips into dresspants or suit pocket. A much more functional option than a shoulderbag case. As for presentations, use the output port! Just saying I prefer the portability. Just wish it had handwriting recog for one handed operation.
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Re: Should Playbook be larger with 9.5" diagonal screen?

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9.5" is too large to hold and to use.

My ideal size is between 8 and 9 inches, and must have a rubberised back like the PB does.

Even 7 inches would be okay if a proper, professional aspect ratio (1.414:1) were used instead of an amateur 16:9. You know, the closer a tablet is to a square, the more area the screen has.