1. pelletizer's Avatar
    To Kevin and the rest of the hands on guys and gals.
    Do you believe that with an OS update the playbook will operate as smoothly and with all same functions as bb10 excepting phone privileges of course.
    Last edited by pelletizer; 08-31-12 at 06:30 AM.
    08-31-12 06:26 AM
  2. littd's Avatar
    Yeeeeeeeees
    08-31-12 07:01 AM
  3. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    Yeeeeeeeees

    Lol why?

    Do you know about the specs?

    It's logical that a dual or quadcore 1,5Ghz or 1Ghz has performance than the 1Ghz that we have on the PB.

    So i guess it won't be that fluid. But thats only my 2 cents ^^

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    08-31-12 07:07 AM
  4. Akuji_ism's Avatar
    I also think that BB10 will work PlayBook worse than on new BB 10 phones because of weaker specs.

    But what I'm afraid the most is that software developers won't bother with optimizing their BB10 apps and especially games for PlayBook.
    pelletizer likes this.
    08-31-12 07:20 AM
  5. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    I think it will work fine, it's not like they are just using the phone O.S for the PlayBook.
    They will most likely make a PlayBook version of the O.S that runs well to it's specifications.
    08-31-12 07:22 AM
  6. pelletizer's Avatar
    I realize the hardware is much different.All I would like to know if they know any more about picture handling and the new is vs the old.
    08-31-12 07:25 AM
  7. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    Maybe the OS10 will be the new 2.1.

    In that case, it would run just fine, but my guess, again, is that wont be as fluid as on the phones.

    But i hope i'm wrong...

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    08-31-12 07:46 AM
  8. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    It will be slightly below the phones on the WiFi device, but keep in mind that by the time BB10 hits the Playbook, the WiFi models will be nearly 2 years old. The 4G model will run perfectly fine.
    08-31-12 07:49 AM
  9. usedberry's Avatar
    Windows 7 runs on i3 as well as i7. Yeah, performance varies but for an average user the difference is negligible. So, according to me, there will be more versions of PlayBook next year with better specifications but bb10 will run perfectly fine on current PlayBooks.
    08-31-12 07:54 AM
  10. littd's Avatar
    I think that the current hardware is up to the job of doing the O/S things we're all expecting. Whether the custom apps built for BB10 will run is another question.
    08-31-12 07:54 AM
  11. diegonei's Avatar
    Guys, keep in mind that most what we see on the PB is written in AIR. That's not the most performance-friendly code out there.

    BB10 will be a full C++/Cascades UI, and will run much faster/better on this hardware (which isn't that different from what we'll see on phones to begin with).

    On a 0 to 10 scale, I'm confident we'll have an 8. Worst case scenario would be a 7 and the best I can come out with is a 9. PERT this and you get an 8.

    Yeah, I wouldn't worry that much about it. RIM said we'll get BB10. RIM has been known for not releasing OS updates for devices that can't handle the software, so I'd say we're covered.
    Last edited by diegonei; 08-31-12 at 08:23 AM.
    08-31-12 08:21 AM
  12. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    Hope you're right Diego

    Max of 7 months to wait

    Maybe the sideloaded games will run better(or run at all) in OSX ^^

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    08-31-12 09:06 AM
  13. mikeo007's Avatar
    Guys, keep in mind that most what we see on the PB is written in AIR. That's not the most performance-friendly code out there.

    BB10 will be a full C++/Cascades UI, and will run much faster/better on this hardware (which isn't that different from what we'll see on phones to begin with).

    On a 0 to 10 scale, I'm confident we'll have an 8. Worst case scenario would be a 7 and the best I can come out with is a 9. PERT this and you get an 8.

    Yeah, I wouldn't worry that much about it. RIM said we'll get BB10. RIM has been known for not releasing OS updates for devices that can't handle the software, so I'd say we're covered.
    Exactly this.
    Will the BB10 Playbook at 1GHz be as smooth as a BB10 Phone at 1.5GHz - probably not.
    Will the BB10 Playbook be smoother than the OS 2.0 Playbook? - Definitely
    08-31-12 09:14 AM
  14. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    But will the phone 1,5Ghz dual core like the 4G?

    Because if it's only "mono-core" 1,5Ghz, by arithmetics, the PB's proc will be better(1Ghz dual core) ^^

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    08-31-12 09:29 AM
  15. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    But will the phone 1,5Ghz dual core like the 4G?

    Because if it's only "mono-core" 1,5Ghz, by arithmetics, the PB's proc will be better(1Ghz dual core) ^^

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0

    BB10 requires dual core according to RIM. The phones will be at least dual core 1.5ghz processors.
    08-31-12 09:35 AM
  16. varunsain's Avatar
    So funny how everyone thinks just because some device is 1.5 ghz everything running on it utilizes 1.5 ghz.

    How much power do apps really need? 1 ghz dual core and 1gb ram is ALOT for ALOT of things.
    08-31-12 09:37 AM
  17. Akuji_ism's Avatar
    How much power do apps really need? 1 ghz dual core and 1gb ram is ALOT for ALOT of things.
    Not for games and power-hungry apps such as photo- and video editors etc.
    08-31-12 10:27 AM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    It is not something I worry about. It will work very well or it will work okay or .... Nothing I can do about it. I just hope it actually shows up sometime in 2013! Just like I hope 2.1 RELEASE actually shows up in 2012.
    08-31-12 10:46 AM
  19. James Nieves's Avatar
    The Playbook is the bare minimum spec requirement for BB10. QNX is designed to run on devices of different processing powers and processor architectures. The current specs on Playbook rival iPad 2 and arguably the iPad3 minus the GPU that's added into the 3. Playbook will handle BB10 like a champ. Moreover the higher internal specs and more ram will ultimatley just increase the amount of simultaneous multitasking the OS can do. Performance wise BB10 and crew have been working to reduce latency so the entire experience is smooth, they built Playbook with BB10 clear in mind
    diegonei likes this.
    08-31-12 11:03 AM
  20. diegonei's Avatar
    Well, I guess we got it all covered here.
    08-31-12 11:55 AM
  21. derrickps3's Avatar
    if not, then i'll just have to sell it
    08-31-12 12:13 PM
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