Monday, September 27, 2010

RIMs Tablet

This video is a bit cheesy and doesn't really show much of the actual devices, but some diehard Blackberry fans might love this. Photos after the jump.

RIM Reveals Its iPad-Killer, The PlayBook:


Research In Motion is officially in the tablet market.

Today, it unveiled the PlayBook, a thin 7 inch screen tablet, which will be available at the start of 2011.

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis emphasized the Playbook's ability to play the "full web," which is basically a euphamism for "Flash." He also said, it's "enterprise ready."

Lazaridis revealed some tech specs on the Playbook, but didn't demo the product really. We saw it in his hand, but not much else.

Here's the specs from the press release announcing the PlayBook:

  • 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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