BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now official

BlackBerry PlayBook TabletRIM unveiled its first tablet called PlayBook that runs the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The PlayBook tablet was announced via press conference at BlackBerry DevCon10 in SFO. PlayBook tablet has a 7 inch multi-touch touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. The tablet runs the BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, Flash Player 10.1 and HTML 5. Other specifications include a 3 megapixels front facing camera and a 5 megapixels rear facing camera, it also has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.

The PlayBook can be paired with a BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth connection for full access to Push technology, Email, calendar, BBM, documents, tasks and so on.

Other features and specifications include:

– “True multi-tasking”
– “3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan”
– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
– MicroUSB and Micro HDMI connectors
– Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
– HDMI video output
– DLNA media streaming
– Rich stereo sound
– Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
– “Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server”
– 130 x 194 x 10 mm (7.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches)
– 400 grams (0.9 lbs)

The BB PlayBook is only 9.7 mm, which means is the first tablet of less than 10 mm.

Research In Motion says it is “ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers.” Also, RIM intends to bring 3G and 4G models in the future.

BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to become available in US in early 2011 and in other markets in Q2 2011. The price has not been mentioned yet.

Check out the official promo video:

Press release

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