We have been hearing that BlackBerry would be launching a tablet to compete with the Apple iPad for some time, we previously heard that the BlackBerry Tablet would be called the BlackPad, RIM has officially announced their new tablet and it is called the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The BackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, the PlayBook measures 5.1 inches by 7.6 inches by 0.4 inches thick and it ways in at just 400 grams, processing is in the form of a 1GHz processor and there is also 1GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry PlayBook features a mutli touch capacitive LCD display, integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and a microUSB connector, and it comes with full support for Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML 5, something that RIM are keen to point out.
The PlayBook features a new BlackBerry Tablet OS which is based on QNX technology, and it features what RIM calls ‘true multi tasking’ there is also an on screen keyboard a HDMI port, Bluetooth and it will come in 16GB and 32GB sizes.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is capable of playing back Full HD video in 1080p via the HDMI port. Another feature on the PlayBook is video conferencing, there are dual HD cameras built in a 3 megapixel camera on the front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.
RIM have announced that the PlayBook will be available in the US in early 2011, there are no details on pricing as yet.