BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM’s first attempt in the tablet market. The PlayBook was introduced to the world on September 27, 2010, during the BlackBerry Developers Conference in Florida. The PlayBook is a professional-grade tablet with a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor, and the all new Tablet OS designed by QNX. [See post with press release
In March 2011, RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook will be launching in Canada and the United States on April 19, 2011. Along with the launch date, RIM announced three sizes of storage (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB) with the price tag of $499, $599, and $699 respectively. Prices are the exact same in Canada and US funds.
BlackBerry PlayBook Specs:
- 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
- Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- BlackBerry(R) Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
- MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
- Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
- 1080p HDMI output
- Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
- 1 GB RAM memory
- Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
- GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
- Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
- Wi-Fi(R) (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
- Bluetooth(R) 2.1+EDR support
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