Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled their answer to Apple’s iPad; The BlackBerry Playbook. Touted as the first enterprise ready professional tablet, RIM has pulled out all the stops to truly give the iPad and the tablet market a good shakeup. The BlackBerry PlayBook, on paper, looks like the beefier tablet when compared to the iPad and current Android tablets, touting a 1ghz dual-core processor, and an impressive 1gb of RAM for true multitasking.
Taking a similar approach from Apple, RIM has decided to make use of a new tablet specific OS for the PlayBoook, offering a unique tablet centered experience. The BlackBerry PlayBook will clock in at a little over 7 inches in length, making it smaller than the iPad 9 inch size. However, the screen does boast a 1024×600 screen , meaning a deeper resolution and less pixelation when reading text.
It is on track for a 2011 release, and don’t be surprised if it is offered on multiple carriers (Verizon, ATT, etc) similar to their current phone offerings.
Check out the full specs:
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution
- 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
- 0.9 lbs (400g)
- Built-in microUSB connector
- Multi-touch capacitive screen
- Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 3 MP high-definition forward-facing camera
- 5 MP high-definition rear-facing camera
- Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling
- 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
- Micro USB, Micro HDMI, and DLNA media streaming