September 28, 2010

PlayBook RIM BlackBerry's 7inch Tablet officially announced

The Tablet competition is really heating up! Let's welcome RIM into the game! Officially announced by RIM during their Developer Conference today in San Francisco, the BlackBerry Playbook!

So finally, we have a name, its not a Surfbook nor a BlackPad, its a PlayBook. it  has a 7inch multi touch capacitive display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution. What do we have here? BlackBerry saying "hello" to the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Playbook runs on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS which was also announced today, which is based on QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture.

It supports Adobe Flash 10.1, surprisingly, and is built to support HTML 5 and RIM said that it is “ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers.” What strikes me the most is that it will, or it is, the first tablet to be equipped with a 1GHz Dual-Core processor and not only that it also packs a 1GB of RAM! Well, RIM is really beefing up its tablet challenger and is not sticking with the "standards".

"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."
Here are the PlayBooks other specs:
  • “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)
 RIM said that the tablet will be available next year expecting it to be launched in early 2011. That's a bummer.

Via: Unwired View


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