RIM’s BlackPad is a PlayBook

September 28th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

Yesterday, RIM introduced their Playbook, a 7”multimedia tablet that should compete with Apple’s iPad. The Playbook runs an entirely new OS and is expected to hit the shelves by Q2 2011.

The Playbook holds an A9-Cortex CPU clocked at 1Ghz and 1GB RAM. It has 2 camera’s. A 3MP camera at the front of the device and a 5MP camera on the back. The back camera can record Full-HD at 1080p. The 7 Inch screen has a resolution of 1024×60 pixels (WSVGA) and has a capacitive touchscreen with multitouch and gesture support.

The device connects over Wi-Fi (a, b, g, n), Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, micro HDMI and micro USB. It runs on RIM’s new BlackBerry Tablet OS (developed by QNX) and is able to run apps based on Adobe Flash 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML5.

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