RIM have called their tablet the Blackberry Playbook, (not the BlackPad as rumored), and are claiming it to be the first “enterprise ready” tablet. RIM have also announced the Blackberry Tablet OS, which offers full OpenGL, POSIX support, and web standards such as HTML5. It also supports multitasking and Flash Player 10.1.
The Playbook has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, and is powered by the 1GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, with 1GB of RAM.
Much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet, the Playbook also features front and back cameras (3MP and 5MP) and can be used for video conferencing. 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth connections are as standard.
The Blackberry Playbook can also be paired with your blackberry smartphone via bluetooth to access the Internet via your phone’s broadband connection. This means information can be shared, such as contacts, email and more, and you won’t need to pay for a separate contract to access the Internet on the tablet.
It also supports 1080p HD video support (H.264, WMV, and MPEG4), DLNA media streaming support, allowing you to stream media over your home network. It also features a microUSB connector, HDMI output, and a memory expansion slot.
The Blackberry Playbook tablet measures 7.6″ x 5.1″ x 0.4″, and weighs just 0.9 pounds. It should be available early 2011.