Today RIM introduced the company’s first tablet computer called the PlayBook. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor and will feature 1GB RAM and a beautiful 7-inch display. Even better, it will also feature a 1080p HDMI video output, HDMI, USB ports and both front & back cameras. RIM also promises that the device will pair with your BlackBerry and make document sharing & editing a breeze.
The PlayBook will also have a full support for OpenGL and POSIX and therefore will also be a serious gaming platform.
Availability? Sometime early 2011 in the US.
A quick look at the specs:
– 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 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,
– 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
– RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.