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BlackBerry’s response to iPad

BlackBerry PlayBook

We almost missed this one, but couple of days ago, Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its new tablet, called PlayBook. Promised to be game-changing product in growing tablet marketplace, PlayBook sports 1GHz dual-code processor, 7" capacitive screen with 1024×600 resolution, two cameras (front and rear facing) with 1080p recording support, HDMI output, rich web experience with Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR and HTML-5 support, and easy integration with your BlackBerry smartphone. Have we also mentioned true multitasking? :-)

Full specifications for device:
• 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:
o Measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
o 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.

Source: RIM's Press Release

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