RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said recently in an interview, “The product will be very competitive“. He also said “the iPad’s dominance in the tablet-computer market will “change when we’re in the market”’. He was, however, less specific on other matters concerning the product.
It is obvious to all that RIM intends to bring the fight to all its competitors especially Apple. No one can blame RIM for this as the likes of Samsung, and Hanvon Technology have joined the party.
- 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support.
- BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing.
- 1 GHz dual-core processor.
- 1 GB 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.
- Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA.
- HDMI video output.
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n.
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
- Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts.
- Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe.
- Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java.
- Ultra thin and portable.
- Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm).
- Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g).
- Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
- RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.
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