RIM Shows Off Some Astonishing New Software for the BlackBerry PlayBook [Video]

Waterloo-based Research In Motion acquired The Astonishing Tribe in December 2010. Since then, we haven't heard much of how TAT's technology has been integrated with RIM's BlackBerry platform. (Unlike the acquisition of Ottawa-born QNX, which was very quickly implemented in the PlayBook tablet.)

But now, we're seeing some of the potential that TAT brings to the table for RIM. The company today showcased some cool new software in a 2-minute YouTube video.

Basically, with a camera mounted to the ceiling, PlayBooks can interact with each other in some neat ways. For example, they become aware of their distance relative to one another, and can exchange files based on proximity. Check the video for full details.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

QNX Software Systems
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Over the past 30 years, QNX software has become a big part of everyday life. People encounter QNX-controlled systems whenever they drive, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light. Its ultra-reliable nature means QNX software is the preferred choice for life-critical systems such as air traffic control systems, surgical equipment, and nuclear power plants. And its cool... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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