BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry Playbook from RIM

Yesterday, RIM announced the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet. The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX company. The BlackBerry Tablet OS, which will offer full OpenGL and POSIX, support alongside web standards such as HTML5. The PlayBook will handle Flash content via Flash 10.1, as well as Adobe AIR apps. It’s equipped with an 1024 x 600, capacitive multitouch display, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 3 megapixel front-facing camera (for video conferencing) along with a 5 megapixel rear lens. The PlayBook will be capable of 1080p HD video, and comes equipped with an HDMI port as well as a microUSB jack, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1. The Playbook will be available beginning 2011.