Blackberry Playbook – Specifications

Yesterday at the RIM’s annual Blackberry Developer conference, CEO Mike Lazaridis announced Blackberry’s new tablet — the PlayBook. The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX. This Blackberry Tablet OS will offer OpenGL and POSIX support along with recent web standards such as HTML5.

QNX founder Dan Dodge said that “QNX is going to enable things that you have never seen before,” and added that “the PlayBook would be an incredible gaming platform for publishers and the players”.

So let us look at the specifications of the PlayBook.

Display : 7-inch, 1024 x 600, capacitive multitouch display

Operating System : Blackberry Tablet OS Created by QNX

Processor : a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU

RAM : 1GB of RAM

Camera : 3 megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear lens

Memory : 16GB and 32GB Flash Memory (Not Confirmed)

Ports : HDMI port and a microUSB jack

Connectivity : 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooh 2.1

Dimensions : 5.1- by 7.6-inches and 0.4-inches thick

Weight : 400g/0.9 pounds

The Playbook is expected to be released by early 2011. If I find any more additions to the hardware, I will update this post. So keep an eye on the Playbook, it may be the real iPad killer.


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