The soon to be launched PlayBook Tablets, made by the Research in Motion, will now come up with FaceTime like video chat facility.
RIM’s new move can be seen vis-a-vis the success of Apple iPad. RIM has been under pressure due to the success of Apple, which is palpable from the huge demand of the recently launched iPad2.
The BlackBerry Playbook sports better cameras and faster 1 GHz processor, which increases its chances of success in the market. The QNX operating system also allows the device to provide true multi-tasking, which is a sizeable advantage for Research in Motion.
However, on the app front, iOS devices scores over Playbook due to higher number of applications. Apple’s iPad 2 also has larger display, and is lighter and thinner at the same time.
The video chat facility is not in the BlackBerry handsets which uses the BlcakBerry operating systems. The video chat has been separated from the BlackBerry Messenger as BBM wasn’t built for the QNX operating system.
And for RIM to accommodate QNX OS in BlackBerry handsets seems improbable now as it have to create an entirely new user interface.