Research in Motions heats up the tablet wars with BlackBerry PlayBook that aims to outshine Apple and Samsung when it comes to business appeal.
Research in Motion announced a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Monday that will do battle with Apple’s iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab early next year when it becomes available. The BlackBerry PlayBook debuted at the BlackBerry developers conference DevCon. PlayBook will have an immediate advantage over the iPad and Galaxy Tab when it comes to wooing business users who already are familiar with the BlackBerry mobile operating system.
Specs: Ready for Work or Play
- * 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen, multi-touch/gesture support
- * BlackBerry Tablet OS w/support for multiprocessing
- * 1GHz dual-core processor
- * 1GB RAM
- * Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing)
- * Supports 1080p HD video recording
- * Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
- * HDMI video output
- * Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- * Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
- * Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
- * Weighs 0.9lb
* RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.
The BlackBerry PlayBook Core Features
- * Supports Adobe mobile version of Flash
- * Multitasking
- * Dual-core processors
- * Enterprise level security
- * Face-to-face video conferencing
- * Support for multimedia (games, video, and music)
Below is a RIM promotional video: