Oct 24 2011

GITEX 2011

by Q8 Blend Family in Events, Exhibitions, Technology

2 weeks ago i flew with my buddy Aziz to Dubai to attend the GITX 2011, for me it a trip to wonderland with all the technology surrounding u, ginat company names that we use their products all gathered in one place to show us their muscles and prototypes to amaze us & compete against each others.

So many companies and gadgets to review i actually could not think straight with the tech around me i was living in a dream i didnt wanna wake up from. Sorry for the lack of photos coz we had such an amazing time as for myself i could not think of anything other than trying to go to every booth and see their gadgets and tech solution so if u dont like the pics blame Aziz 😛

Its basically impossible to cover all of GITX in one post but ill share with u some of the high lights and things most people will be interested in. Lets start with RIM ( BlackBerry manufacturers) the main high light in their booth is the PlayBook. Its my frist hands on the 7″ tablet by RIM and actually i was so surprised from the responsiveness of the screen unlike the Bold 9900 so responsive i felt im using an iPad. I wont deny i fell in love with it, first coz of its size, the best size to carry around unlike the iPad ( I hate carrying my iPad around especially when im in a shopping mall) other than the size i have mentioned the screen responsivness and ill say it again SOoOoOoOo RESPONSIVE even more than the Motorola Xoom & Galaxy Tab 🙂

I opened so many apps in the same time trying to see how many apps can it handle all opened in the same time and actually i failed to make it crash or lag even when multitasking no delay whats so ever. As for the browser its not like ur BlackBerry browser, fonts and pics loads up pretty quick and so refined compared to Safari on iOS devices almost the same  & also no flash support.

The BlackBerry PlayBook only comes in a wifi version & if u need to tether it u must own a BlackBerry so u may also use ur BBM on it

If u dont own a BlackBerry and wanted to get the PlayBook they had an offer u wont resist or dream of 16 GB PlayBook + BlackBerry Curve all for a small price of 1799 AED = 135 KD which i believe is an awesome price for such a Tablet.

By the way the same tablet will be getting a software update by RIM so u can also download and install Android Apps on it, the best of both worlds. I would have got one although i own an iPad 2 but 2 tablets in the same time i will feel guilty using one and not the other.

CaseMate the famous Mobile covers manufacturers were displaying their newest Headphones. Their design and style rocks with great sound quality but i wont think of one unless its much cheaper than Boss, Sennheiser & Skull Candy headphone. I wont mention Beats by Dr Dre coz they r so over priced with a medium sound quality only a HABBAA.

LooooooL Nokia trying so hard to compete but actually nothing worth seeing their.

Now lets go to Microsoft, i was shocked to know that they didnt bring windows 7 with them to GITX only office updates and the Microsoft surface which is getting pretty old & not so responsive as u may think. Its microsoft if u dont experience a lag or an error then u r not using it correctly 😛 sorry windows but u r falling hard and i cant see u improving.

10 Responses to GITEX 2011

  1. Jacqui October 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Reminded me of the good ol’ days where I used to go to GITEX with my mom hehe went 3 years in a row and then stopped. Work happened but it looks like they are doing nicely.

    P.S. I have the Playbook and trust me in a fight between Playbook and iPad 2 the iPad wins hands down!

    • Mohd October 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Inshallah ill try to go next year and its so worth it.

      The iPad surpasses the PlayBook by their apps but when the software update comes and Android apps on the PlayBook I believe it will be so successful even more than the Galaxy

  2. Fickle October 27, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I’m thinking about buying the tablet but somehow.. I’m not feeling it :/ I wonder what apps are available wela I should just stick to my iPad?

    • Mohd October 27, 2011 at 1:44 am

      well RIM doesnt have a good collection of apps but the next update to their tablet will enable the installation of android apps on it so it will be so worth it to get it then. Im facing the same problem i love my iPad but still the PlayBook is a tab to respect.

  3. Mubarak Esmail October 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Nice review ya6ekom el3afia
    But do u mean that playbook better than ipad in general?

    • Mohd October 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks alot man 🙂 appreciate it

      It’s not better but it’s so responsive as an iPad but it lacks apps plus a 7″ tablet I believe is the most practical size u can hold comfortably in ur hands

  4. Moncler October 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

    looks intresting being there with all these stuff around 🙂

  5. GEEK I AM November 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    ohhh it’s so great being there, enshalah next year

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