BlackBerry announces PlayBook Tablet

Blackberry PlayBook Tablet

Blackberry PlayBook Tablet

At the BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday , Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis announced the company’s new tablet named PlayBook. The Tablet PC will hit US stores early next year and  with rollouts after April  in the rest of the world.

The PlayBook will run on  an OS created by the recently acquired QNX, it will be called BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, the mobile OS will be released to developers in the coming weeks.

Below are the specifications

  • 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)
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