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BlackBerry announced PlayBook as their Tablet

BlackBerry PlayBook TabletToday at BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon), RIM announced through their CEO, Mike Laziridis their first tablet: BlackBerry PlayBook. During the keynote the RIM CEO featured some of the tablet features: 7-inches LCD, BlackBerry Tablet OS, 1Ghz dual core processor, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1. Another great thing is the support for Adobe Air and Flash. BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is expected to be available in Q2 of 2011. Full official features and a video after the break.

BlackBerry PlayBook Features

  • 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP 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, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
    • Measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
    • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.



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