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The stunning BlackBerry PlayBook launched!

Last updated on: September 28, 2010 22:35 IST

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Research in Motion unveiled on Monday the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet computer in San Francisco, California.

The PlayBook based on a new operating system QNX and high end hardware specifications will be pitted directly agianst iPad, once launched in 2011.

Let's check out the specifications...

BlackBerry Tablet OS

  • Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology - it's what the World Wide Web runs on
  • On-screen keyboard
  • True multi-tasking

Ultra portable

  • 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

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Image: A Blackberry PlayBook.
Photographs: Courtesy, RIM
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Video conferencing

  • Crystal clear HD display
  • Rich stereo sound

Best in class media

  • 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

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Image: A Blackberry PlayBook.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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BlackBerry essentials

  • Pair BlackBerry PlayBook with a BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth connection for full access to:
  • Push technology
  • Email, calendar, BBM , tasks, documents and more
  • BlackBerry security and data efficiency

Web without limit:

  • Ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers
  • Full Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled
  • Built-in support for HTML 5
  • No-compromise, beautiful rendering of text, graphics and video

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Image: RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie discusses the new BlackBerry PlayBook device during an interview with Reuters.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Ground breaking speed:

  • Full computing power in a tablet format
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Symmetrical dual-core processing

Highly secure and efficient app platform

  • Rapid development environment
  • Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology
  • Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Mobile AIR

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Photographs: Courtesy, RIM
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CIO and enterprise ready

  • Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Seamless pairing for a secure window into your BlackBerry smartphone
  • 3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan
  • Corporate data access
  • Secure and manageable


Image: Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer of IM, holds the new Blackberry PlayBook with a screen projection of the devic.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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