At BlackBerry Devcon, we have the news of BlackBerry’s first tablet device ‘PlayBook’ introduced by Research In Motion or better known as RIM. There were many rumors on BlackBerry’s tablet coming soon with the name BlackPad. It was very sure that RIM was going to introduce BlackBerry’s tablet device. The truth is that there is a tablet device but not with the name of BlackPad, its actually given the name of ‘PlayBook’.
There were a lot of news on webOS previously. We knew that RIM was saving webOS for use on some other device. PlayBook tablet will use webOS-like application switcher.
Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis praised PlayBook by using the words “The First Professional Tablet“.
The device will feature Dual-Core Cortex A9 1GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM and 7-inch display. E-reader feature is added to it and PlayBook will allow you to connect it with other BlackBerry devices.
The device is 9.7mm thick while it supports 1090p HD video, USB connectors and an HDMI. WebKit Browser is installed in it by default. PlayBook will also support Flash, HTML5 and hardware accelerated videos. Two cameras are attached to it on its front and rear. The devices uses Linux based Kernel, developed by QNX.