RIM unveils PlayBook tablet, real BlackBerry boy

PlayBook tablet
San Francisco, Sep 28: The BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM) has launched its first tablet PC, PlayBook, at the company developers' annual meeting on Monday, Sep 27.

PlayBook, which is regarded as iPad killer, has 7-inch (1024 x 600) WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support. PlayBook runs on QNX operating system powered with 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM.

The BlackBerrt tablet also offers all BlackBerry applications as well as security specifications needed for business users. The special features include dual HD cameras, one 3 MP facing front and 5 MP on the rear which supports HD video recording. PlayBook comes with HDMI video output and offers Flash for video and interactive material on the web.

Through a secure wireless link, users can use the Playbook as a second and bigger screen for their smart phone. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, micro HDMI and micro USB.

"RIM set out to engineer the best professional-grade tablet in the industry with cutting-edge hardware features and one of the world's most robust and flexible operating systems," said RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis during the launch.

"The BlackBerry PlayBook solidly hits the mark with industry leading power, true multitasking, uncompromised web browsing and high performance multimedia,'' he added.

Unlike Apple iPad, PlayBook uses Abobe software Flash for video and interactive material on the web. Also the all new PlayBook is half the size of the iPad and uses the most advanced dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1Ghz, while iPad has Apple A4 Processor with only 256MB of RAM.

BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to hit the North American market by early 2011 and rest of the world later in 2011.
The details of the price in US and India markets are not available yet.

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