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The BlackBerry Playbook Release Date and Launching

Written by: on 28th September 2010 |
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The Blackbery Playbook Release Date and Launching – Research in Motion (RIM) announced its latest innovation in information technology and the gadget industry with the BlackBerry Playbook. The news was announced by CEO Mike Lazaridis during the Annual BlackBerry Developer Conference.

BlackBerry Playbook will run under the BlackBerry Tablet OS produced by QNX. By utilizing this OS, the Playbook will offer full OpenGL and POSIX support alongside web standards such as HTML5 (which is all tied into RIM’s new WebWorks SDK).

BlackBerry decribes the new product as “the first professional tablet”. It will have a 7-inch, 1024 x 600, capacitive multitouch display, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU (the company calls it the “fastest tablet ever”), 1GB of RAM, and a 3 megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear lens with video conferencing capability.

The new 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 device clocks in at a svelte 5.1- by 7.6-inches, is only 0.4-inches thick, and weighs just 400g (or about 0.9 pounds).

Wow that was definitely one awesome gadget but when will this be available? RIM said that the new BlackBerry Playbook will be available early 2011 in the United States and will also be available internationally by the second half of 2011.

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