At BlackBerry DEVCON 2010, RIM unveils the BlackBerry PlayBook, a professional-grade 7-inch tablet device running the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Ideal for either large organizations or an “army of one”, the PlayBook features advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support as well as web browsing, true multitasking and multimedia.
The PlayBook can be pair with BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth connection, allowing users to seamlessly and securely view any of the email, BBM, calendar, tasks, documents and other content that resides on (or is accessible through) their Blackberry phone.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. It boasts a 7-inch 1024×699 capacitive touchscreen, a 3 Megapixel front facing camera, a 5 Megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and WIFi 802.11b/g/n, HDMI video output and microUSB port. The tablet supports playback of 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV videos and MP3, AAC, WMA audio files. It measures 130mm x 193mm x 10mm and weighs about 400g. The PlayBook has no 3G support but RIM intends to offer 3G and 4G model in the future.
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be released in the US in early 2011.