BlackBerry Joins Tablet War With Playbook

BlackBerry Playbook

Isn’t this exciting? BlackBerry has joined the tablet war with its own product Playbook. Research In Motion (RIM) recently launched the so-called “professional-grade” BlackBerry PlayBook tablet together with BlackBerry Tablet OS at the BlackBerry DEVCON 2010.

“BlackPad” as it is known before the launch has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen device with WSVGA 1024×600 resolution, powered by 1GHz dual-core processor together with a 1GB RAM.

It comes with two HD cameras – 3 megapixels front facing and 5 megapixels rear facing – and supports both 1080p HD video recording and playback. Connectivity is well taken care of with 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. There are also microHDMI and microUSB ports.

As for the new BlackBerry Tablet OS, RIM said it is POSIX compliant and supports OpenGL for 2D and 3D graphics application such as gaming. The BlackBerry Tablet OS also support Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, HTML5 and Java, making it pretty web friendly as well as attractive to developers and content creators.

Available in 3G and 4G models, BlackBerry Playbook is expected to be out in US in early 2011. Apple can expect some stiff competition next year…


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