BlackBerry PlayBook – A powerful tablet from RIM

by HEMANTH KUMAR on September 29, 2010

blackberry-playbook Research In Motion unveiled PlayBook, a BlackBerry tablet. PlayBook is the most powerful tablet announced yet, The first tablet powered with dual-core CPU (1 GHz ARM Cortex A9). It utilizes so called BlackBerry tablet OS, developed by recently acquired QNX by RIM. RIM claimed that PlayBook is the first Enterprise ready, “the first professional tablet”, We thought only Windows 7 powered tablets like HP Slate will be aimed at business users. The company calls it as the fastest tablet ever and With 1Gb of RAM and true multitasking PlayBook would be powerful gaming tablet . Let’s check out the full specifications of BlackBerry PlayBook.

BlackBerry PlayBook specifications and features.

playbook-inside 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch
and gesture support.
BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing.
1GHz dual-core processor.
Dual HD cameras (3MP front facing, 5MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD
video recording.
Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV.
Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA.
HDMI video output.
Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts.
Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5,
Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL,
Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 10mm.
Weight: approximately 400g.

PlayBook wont support 3G and 4G now, But RIM intend to offer in future.

PlayBook release will be expected in the first quarter of 2011. With very good Hardware PlayBook would be priced $1000, But RIM says it will fall in the lower range of prices for consumer tablets already in the market. Let’s wait RIM to announce price and releasing date, up to that just watch the video below to know the possibilities in PlayBook.

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