RIM Introduces BlackBerry Tablet

During a Research In Motion developer conference, CEO Mike Lazaridis unveils its latest product–the PlayBook, which has long been rumored as the BlackBerry Tablet. This tablet computer uses an OS made by recently-acquired QNX, which they named the BlackBerry Tablet OS. The OS offers full OpenGL and POSIX support as well as other web standards like HTML5.

The PlayBook features a 7-inch, capacitive multitouch display with 1024×600 resolution, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU (hence the claim “fastest tablet ever”), 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel back-facing lens for video conferencing, and support for Flash content with its Flash 10.1 and Adobe AIR. The device is capable to play 1080p HD video clips and has an HDMI port, microUSB jack, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

RIM did not announce an official release date, but instead teasing the audience by saying that it will arrive on early 2011.

Source: Engadget

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