BlackBerry introduces PlayBook – iPad Competitor

RIM introduced its own tablet “PlayBook” at the Research In Motion’s annual BlackBerry Developer Conference. This tablet will be based on BlackBerry Tablet OS which is developed by recently acquired QNX.

According to RIM PlayBook is capable of multitasking and also supports FLASH with 7″ inch screen. It will have two cameras, one on front side for video calling and another on backside.

PlayBook

Other PlayBook Specs:

  • 7inch 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)

The company didn’t mention anything about its price but it will be released worldwide in early 2011. The exact release date will be issued later, according the sources.

Watch Here the PlayBook Preview:

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