BlackBerry PlayBook

Description

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook is introduced as the first "professional tablet" keeping with the BlackBerry's heavy usage in the business world. The specs are hot enough to interest both consumers and business users. The PlayBook features a 7 inch capacitive LCD display with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Instead of the new BlackBerry 6 OS, a new tablet version of the BlackBerry software devised by the recently acquired QNX is running the show. The tablet will have some power under the hood with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM on board. There are two cameras. The front facing shooter is 3MP with a 5MP on back. The WebKit browser will allow for HTML-5 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)
  • The camera lacks flash

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Display

Size: 7.0 inches
Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels, 170 PPI
Technology: LCD
Screen-to-body: 54.64 %
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip: TI OMAP4430
Processor: Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 64GB
Device type: Tablet
OS: BlackBerry Tablet OS

Battery

Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 5 MP
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Video calling
Front: 3 MP
Dimensions: 7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)
Weight: 14.11 oz (400.0 g)

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Features: Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n
USB: microUSB
Features: Charging
HDMI: Micro HDMI (Type D)
Location: GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Speakerphone
Other features: Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced: Sep 27, 2010
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Alternative variants

BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: TI OMAP4430
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
Internal storage: 32GB

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: TI OMAP4430
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
Internal storage: 16GB

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Sprint

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