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RIM’s Mike Lazaridis Talks PlayBook and More (Video)

It’s one thing to hear about an unreleased tablet and it is quite another to see it in action. Luckily, we got both in the final session of D: Dive Into Mobile, as RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis offered a short look at the PlayBook in action.

The tablet won’t hit until early next year (Lazaridis said it is on track to come in the first quarter), but you can get a sense of it in this video, as well as hear Lazaridis talk about the challenges facing the company, its future and more.


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Our study of iPod distraction found that selecting a song on an iPod can degrade performance almost twice as much as dialing a cell phone. Even more surprisingly, selecting a song can degrade performance twice as much as watching a video on the iPod.

— Researcher Dario Salvucci, whose work focuses on multitasking and interruption, including driver distraction