Sometime ago , you might remember RIM made a great move by acquiring the UI company called TAT. Well, now the partnership is starting to bear fruit and it is delicious.
First demo is of the app called “ScrapBook” , features very nice effects and fun features, have a look :
Next is a physics based weather info app called ‘Aura” it’s cool how TAT has made the Playbook very artsy 🙂
Overall i am very happy RIM acquired TAT, and looking forward to some more eye-candy stuff from them .
RIM’s co-ceo Mike Lazaridis, amidst all the blabber during the D:Dive into mobile event, left people squandering for comprehending what he said.
Apparently, he meant that the blackberry OS which runs on all the smartphones from RIM right now, will eventually be replaced by the QNX OS which runs in the playbook. There is a big question ,when ? According to the outspoken co-ceo, its the time when dual core processors arrive in the mainstream. As you may have known, the playbook runs on a dual core platform and runs the QNX OS, but smartphones are yet to be equipped with dual core processors.Sure, the orion core from Samsung is supposed to arrive soon on the rumored Galaxy S2, fingers crossed.Now you just have to wait for it to happen .
After acquiring TAT, RIM got a place in my heart .Things are looking bright for RIM and 2011 here we come !
You know TAT(The Astonishing Tribe), the awesome guys responsible for the amazing concept UIs ? like this Velvet concept and the 2D-3D horizon maps ?
RIM acquires TAT
They(the TAT) have been, confirmed today, bought by none other than RIM, the makers of the blackberry devices. and why ? of course to re-invent their UI with some snazzy concepts by TAT. And with the potential of playbook looming large, RIM are definitely going on the right path in regards to the UI part.Hopefully we should get some nice UI that sweeps you right off your feet.And also, beware iPad, your competitor is coming with a new UI ( the playbook )
Fingers crossed, like i have said earlier and now am saying it again, 2011 is THE year for Smartphones/Mobile computers.Its gonna be awesome.
Source Blackberry Blog
Meanwhile check out some cool TAT videos after the break.
Research in motion has announced the SDK and the Playbook simulator for their new to-be-released Tablet Playbook.
As you know already, i had reported that the Playbook comes with Qt.
So, now RIM announced the SDK for Adobe AIR platform, which was recently updated to support all the mobile-related API stuff.Adobe AIR platform, as you might know is already supported in Android.It would be very interesting to see how the playbook manages to run the Air apps, but be sure of one thing, lots of twitter clients are/will be available for the Playbook soon. Tweetdeck, anyone ? And with the simulator, we can actually see in real-time, what our Apps would like on the Playbook.
PR after the break. (more…)
The Canadian Business smartphone behemoth, Research in Motion, the maker of the Blackberry devices ha s announced a direct competition to the apple ipad, as you know has created and widely opened a new premium market for internet tablets. Now, the Blackberry makers have successfully carved up a tablet for this niche market. Its called the Playbook.