BlackBerry Playbook Complete Features, Specs, Details, Launch Date, Availability and Price

Written By Sam on 30 September 2010
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We have already written about BlackBerry Playbook which features a 7″ display and measures less than half an inch thick and weighs under a pound. BlackBerry Playbook comes with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML-5. The Playbook includes dual HD cameras for video capture and video conferencing that can both record HD video at the same time, an HDMI-out port and a media player.

BlackBerry Playbook Features

  • 7″ 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.

BlackBerry Playbook Specs and More

Web without limits

  • Ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers
  • Full Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled
  • Built-in support for HTML 5
  • No-compromise, beautiful rendering of text, graphics and video

Ultra-portable, super convenient

  • 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 0.9 lbs (400g)
  • Built-in microUSB connector
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

BlackBerry Tablet OS

  • Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology – it’s what the World Wide Web runs on
  • On-screen keyboard
  • True multi-tasking

Video Conferencing

  • Crystal clear HD display
  • Rich stereo sound

Best-in-class Media

  • 3 MP high definition forward-facing camera
  • 5 MP high definition rear-facing camera
  • Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling
  • 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
  • Micro USB and Micro HDMI

BlackBerry Essentials

  • Pair BlackBerry PlayBook with a BlackBerry smartphone via secure Bluetooth connection for full access to:
    • Push technology
    • Email, calendar, BBM, tasks, documents and more
    • BlackBerry security and data efficiency

Groundbreaking Speed

  • Full computing power in a tablet format
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Symmetrical dual-core processing

Highly secure and efficient App platform

  • Rapid development environment
  • Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology
  • Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Mobile AIR

CIO and enterprise ready

  • Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Seamless pairing for a secure window into your BlackBerry smartphone
  • 3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan
  • Corporate data access
  • Secure and manageable

Blackberry Playbook Launch Date, Availability and Price

The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets beginning in (calendar) Q2. The price of Blackberry Playbook is expected to be lower than Apple iPad.

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