1. grahamf's Avatar
    Yes, this is similar to my previous thread. But it's been updated.

    As most of us know there are some rumours that RIM will be producing a tablet. Whether or not it is true or not, we have been making a wish list of what features will be in the Cobalt/BlackPad/MotherBoard/SurfBook (I'm sticking with Cobalt, but SurfBoard is starting to grow on me).

    Based on past experiences with RIM, I attempted to create a basic mockup of what this tablet will most likely will entail. To be honest I'd be pretty disappoint if it didn't meet a good portion or my expectations.

    (for some reason Autocad couldn't find the colour black even if it corrupted its databases)

    Top strip: Blackberry status, time, Cobalt status
    middle left: application switcher with easy access to common functions (media app would have play/pause on it)
    middle right: at-a-glance today screen of all notifications
    bottom: all applications

    7" screen
    115mm wide x 190mm high x 12mm deep (4.5"x7.4"x1/2")
    XGA+ screen resolution (1152x864, 4:3)
    Stereo sound (top and bottom of screen)
    WiFi n
    1GHz processor, or at least a very optimized 624MHz
    A dedicated GPU, as in the Storm
    1GB RAM
    8-16GB ROM
    Applications stored to ROM
    SDHC card slot (comes with a MicroSD adaptor)
    Headphone jack
    USB OTG port
    Ability to connect to external devices such as USB drives using the USB OTG port
    Blackberry Desktop Manager (to syncronize and manage your Blackberry)
    Self upgrading capabilities (no computer required)
    10 hour battery live with moderate-heavy usage
    a HDMI Micro connector would be nice...
    matte finish, to resist scratches/smudges and to be easier to grip

    And for those that think the Cobalt would be too hard to type on, imagine holding two 9700's side by side using each hand to type on each one. it's a bit narrower than that.

    Attached is the original .dwg file. I just switched from Sketchup so i don't know if it includes materials in the file
    Last edited by grahamf; 09-22-10 at 03:39 PM.
    09-21-10 09:47 AM
  2. lawguyman's Avatar
    That looks pretty sweet. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I feel like I'm going to be disappointed by the real thing now.
    09-21-10 10:48 AM
  3. pyrus's Avatar
    lookes great i plan on getting one when it comes out i like the name surfbook too if thats what they wind up going with
    09-21-10 03:46 PM
  4. BlackBerryBiker's Avatar
    Surfbook only works if they fix the dang browser, otherwise they should call it the BlueBarBook.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-21-10 05:57 PM
  5. cheechorama's Avatar
    Cobalt isn't a bad name, its just already used by a boat company, a tool company and a chevy car...

    Cool mockup though! I would think it would have to have a thick bezel around the screen so your thumb would have a place to grab it without touching the screen.
    09-22-10 04:27 PM
  6. grahamf's Avatar
    Offical specs
    •7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
    •BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
    •1 GHz dual-core processor
    •1 GB RAM
    •Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
    •Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
    •Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
    •HDMI video output
    •Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
    •Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    •Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
    •Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
    •Ultra thin and portable:
    •Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
    •Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
    •RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.
    My specs:
    7" screen yes
    115mm wide x 190mm high x 12mm deep (4.5"x7.4"x1/2")=slightly shorter
    XGA+ screen resolution (1152x864, 4:3)=Just below
    Stereo sound (top and bottom of screen)=unknown
    WiFi n=yes
    1GHz processor, or at least a very optimized 624MHz=yes
    A dedicated GPU, as in the Storm=none, but the CPU should compensate
    1GB RAM=yes
    8-16GB ROM=unknownApplications stored to ROM
    SDHC card slot (comes with a MicroSD adaptor)=unknown
    Headphone jack=yes
    USB OTG port=no, standard USB
    Ability to connect to slave devices, such as USB drives and printers, using the USB OTG port=no
    Blackberry Desktop Manager (to syncronize and manage your Blackberry)=unknown
    Self upgrading capabilities (no computer required)=unknown
    10 hour battery live with moderate-heavy usage=unknown
    a HDMI Micro connector would be nice...=yes

    depending on the unknowns, it will be awesome
    Last edited by grahamf; 09-27-10 at 08:41 PM.
    09-27-10 08:37 PM
  7. grahamf's Avatar
    here's a still from the promo video:

    and here's my mockup:

    There's some similarities, but my mockup originally was designed to take advantage of the rumoured 8.9" screen and I never updated for the 7" rumours. it would most likely be too small for a 7" screen.
    Last edited by grahamf; 12-22-10 at 05:36 PM.
    09-27-10 09:13 PM
  8. Jean-luc_Picard's Avatar
    8-16GB ROM
    Applications stored to ROM
    May I point out that ROM stands for Read Only Memory? That means you can't add an app to ROM unless you manually take it out and push some pegs. And you can't erase memory either. Perhaps you meant flash memory? or internal memory?
    09-28-10 04:54 PM
  9. grahamf's Avatar
    Sorry, I meant as in flash memory.
    09-28-10 05:19 PM