BlackBerry “PlayBook” will be RIM’s entry to the Tablet Market, they call it the “First Professional Tablet”. Yes, the makers of the beloved BlackBerry unveiled the BlackBerry Playbook at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference.
The BB Playbook has a 7-inch display and 9.7 mm thick, the Playbook is “enterprise ready” and supports Adobe Flash 10.1. The BB Playbook will the first tablet to run dual-core chip and has a whopping 1 GB RAM. RIM also created a special BlackBerry OS for the Playbook that features multitasking and 1080p video playback.
In line with the BB Playbook announcement, RIM also announced that they will be opening the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform to applications, which is also a sign the RIM has dipped its toes in the social network market. There is one drawback for the BlackBerry Playbook, if you not on a Wifi hotspot you will need to pair Playbook to a Blackberry phone to enable (3G/4G) data connection. Good thing that RIM has plans to create a 3G and 4G version of Playbook.
The BB Playbook will be available at the first half of 2011 and as for the price, RIM has yet to announce that. 🙂
Here are the notable features (specs) of the Blackberry Playbook:
7-inch (9.7 mm thickness) HD Display
1 GHz dual-core processor
1 GB built-in RAM
1080p video playback
HTML 5 capable browser
Front and rear facing HD cameras
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Supports Adobe Flash 10.1
Compatible with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
With a tagline “The First Professional tablet” this means that Playbook is not for everybody or is it? With this latest revelation from RIM, I guess we can now start comparing Berries to Apples?!
Here’s a little something from the BlackBerry Youtube Channel, the promotional video of the BB Playbook:
Source: Cnet News
Last modified: September 28, 2010