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RIM just 2 days ago held their own conference where CEO Mike Lazaridis finally unveiled RIM`s new tablet which thankfully did not end up being called the Black Pad afterall, more fittingly it recieved the name of the Playbook. Sporting a 7-inch screen with a very iPad looking black bezel and Android look and feel. The new software running it was made by newly acquired QNX as previously rumored which is called Blackberry Tablet software.

Also said is that it will be a amazing gaming platform and will in fact support Flash 10.1 like Android has adopted. Users will also be able to sync their phone and pad using bluetooth and be able to view their phone content on the tablet itself. It’s expected to launch in early 2011 and we’re eagerly waiting!

  • 7-inch 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)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.


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