Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook Release Date

Blackberry Playbook will be release in the United States in the first quarter of 2011 and in the second quarter of 2011 globally.  The price will be based on computer tablets that are already in the market and it will most likely be under $500.

As you can notice, the Blackberry Playbook will be a competitor of Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy tablet. So what are the features we expect from this?

The Playbook is able to perform multi-task that can use two applications at the same time.  Just like a personal computer, it also has a USB port.

The new Blackberry 6 operating system will not use in this Playbook instead the Blackberry has gladly integrated with Adobe Flash which the iPad don’t have. .

It is smaller than the iPad weighing at 0.9 pounds and 7.48 inches by 5.20. The screen is 1024x600 pixels. And it also has a dual camera feature for conference calling. 

  • 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

  • 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 (Cortex A9 Processor), w/ GPU

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions to be available

  • 5300mAh battery

  • 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)

  • 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.