First Look: Blackberry Playbook

Wackberry users rejoice! Research In Motion recently unveiled its new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS.

This thing looks like a wanna-be iPad to me. But for all you anti-Apple heads out there, here are some of the Blackberry Playbook’s key features and specifications:

* 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
* Bluetooth Capatible
* 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, lightweight and portable
* Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
* RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future
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The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011.

via blackberry.com.

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