Monday, September 27, 2010

BlackBerry PlayBook - Preview

RIM just unveiled their tablet – the PlayBook! It’s a really feature packed device, coming with a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, dual HD cameras, 1080p capabilities, HDMI and USB ports, a 7″ display..
You think that sounds already good? It also comes with full flash 10.1 capabilities and Adobe Mobile Air support. The Press Release says that the PlayBook closes the gap between the “real web” and the mobile web.
Take a closer look at the device’s specifications:
  • 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:
    • 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.
Also check out the preview video which can be found here.

Well that sounds awesome to me. What do you think? Make sure to give us your thoughts on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook in the comments!

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