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RIM unveil Blackberry Playbook a Blackberry tablet-pc

September 27, 2010

Research In Motion today release its tablet-pc called Blackberry Playbook on its Blackberry Developer Conference. This new baby boast uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and high performance multimedia while not forgetting the advanced security features.

Powered by a Cortex A9-based dual core 1GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM  and Blackberry Tablet OS and also equipped with dual HD cameras ( one is front facing, and yes its for video conference ) which can record HD video at the same time. The Blackberry Playbook is also has an HDMI output for presenting to external displays, MicroUSB jack, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth connection.The audio output is also offering rich stereo sounds. 

Blackberry Playbook

The Blackberry Tablet OS is built upon the QNX® Neutrino® microkernel architecture which mentioned as one of the most reliable secure and robust operating system architectures in the world. In term on integration Blackberry Playbook is also possible to be paired with Blackberry Smartphoone using secure Bluetooth connection where user can opt to use the tablet display to display any email, BBM, calendar, tasks, documents, etc which RIM described it as " an amplified view what is already on your Blackberry Smartphone".

Take a look for the specification and features of this new gadget :

  • 7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture supportBlackBerry 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.

via Blackberry Blog and via Market Wire


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Web 2.0 said...

Its true that technology shape us, it creates new behaviors for the users, both good and bad. On the other hand, we shape technology only by acknowledging it.

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