Monday, September 27, 2010

PlayBook By RIM Gets Introduced!

Blackberry today announced the PlayBook, their first tablet.  Earlier this week the rumor was that this announcement wasn't going to happen but it looks like we were all wrong.

The specs are listed below, pretty impressive stuff:
  • 7-inch 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)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.
The launch of RIM's PlayBook is set to be Q1 of 2011 with a full roll out by Q2 of 2011.  I will post a couple of pictures and video of this beast.  RIM is definitely setting the bar high for Motorola, HP and Apple with the launch of their Tablet.






By Chase Thompson
Source Press Release
Via Engadget

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