PlayBook 2.0 Browser Beats Desktops; RIM Explains Features to Developers

iOS vs Android 4.0 vs PlayBook 2.0

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HTML5 is the future of web development & RIM promises to bring uncompromised  browsing experience on BlackBerry! Since day 1, RIM always praised the web experience on company’s first ever tablet – BlackBerry PlayBook. With its powerful Flash & HTML5 comaptible browser, exploring Internet in hands has been truly amazing.

With the release of latest Tablet OS 2.0, the images here proves BLackBerry PlayBook extraordinary experience against the competitors. It beats desktop browsers including Mozilla Firefox with great distnace.

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Features of BlackBerry PlayBook Browser

  • Support for WebGL, including 3D context and native binary data. Take advantage of Open GL ES technology and 3D graphics in your BlackBerry application content.
  • Updated Web Inspector is now designed with better debugging support. New features such as settings menu, network panel, contextual menus and pretty print JavaScript® make it easier for developers to debug and optimize their web content.
  • HTML5 canvas is now hardware accelerated, meaning it is designed for faster performance and higher frame-per-second (FPS) rendering of 2D graphics content.
  • CSS3 accelerated animations and transforms are now smoother thanks to high quality service improvements to graphics rendering for the engine.
  • Added FileReader API, which is designed to search, retrieve and display files from the BlackBerry Tablet OS shared folder, and helps integrate camera pictures, videos, music and documents from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet into your web applications.
  • Improved HTML5 support including new form fields (keygen, output, meter) and input types (text, search, tel, url, email, datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, range).
  • Enhanced XmlHttpRequest object adds support for text and array buffer response type


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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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