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RIM to Launch First Professional Tablet

Posted by: , 11:52 AEST, Tue September 28, 2010

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At the end of the companies DevCon conference, the CEO announced the long rumored touchscreen 7" tablet that brings Flash 10.1 and

At the end of the companies DevCon conference today, the CEO announced the long rumored touchscreen 7" tablet, aka the PlayBook, that brings Flash 10.1 and HTML5.

The PlayBook will be able to display content from a paired BlackBerry smartphone, and is rumored to be an amazing gaming platform.

A 4G and 3G model is a possibility but, it will be awhile according to RIM's CEO.

Here is a quick spec list:

  • 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
  • Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)

 


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