The PlayBook has a 7 inch multitouch capacitive display with 1024 x 600 pixels (why, hello, Samsung Galaxy Tab) and runs the brand new BlackBerry Tablet OS, also announced today.
The tablet is, unsurprisingly, Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled, it has built in support for HTML 5, and RIM says it’s “ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers.”
Of note is the 1 GHz dual-core processor of the tablet, and the inclusion of 1GB of RAM.
The PlayBook can be paired with a BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth connection for full access to Push technology, Email, calendar, BBM, documents, tasks and so on.
As for the BlackBerry Tablet OS, this is based on the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture and thus it’s able to support “a professional grade tablet experience and to redefine the possibilities for mobile computing.”
Others specs and features of the PlayBook:
- “True multi-tasking”
- “3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan”
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 5MP camera on the back, with HD video
- 3MP front-facing camera for video-calling, also with HD capabilities
- MicroUSB connector
- Micro HDMI
- DLNA media streaming
- Rich stereo sound
- “Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server”
- 130 x 194 x 10 mm (7.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches)
- 400 grams (0.9 lbs)
Official video promo:
Unfortunately, for those who find the BlackBerry PlayBook interesting (and it sure is), the tablet will not be available this year. RIM expects to launch it in the US “in early 2011, with other markets to get it starting the second quarter of the year. Pricing has not been unveiled.
You can find out more about the PlayBook here at RIM.
Via Press release
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