Blackberry Playbook Tablet Updates: Launch Date and Specifications

The Blackberry Playbook Tablet is set to be launched in the US sometime in early 2011 and in other parts of the world by the second quarter. Tech enthusiasts described it as the ‘Blackpad’ by RIM. The model only supports WiFi, but it will soon have 3G and 4G models.

Here are the Blackberry Playbook Tablet specifications:

  • 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 7 inch LCD  display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • Multitouch capacitive display
  • Dimensions : 130mm x 194mm x 10mm
  • Weight : 400g
  • microUSB , micro HDMI and DLNA connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Powered by QNX platform with multitasking
  • Full Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Built-in support for HTML 5
  • Video Conferencing with HD Quality and Stereo sound
  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • 3 MP Front Camera
  • Video playback : 1080p HD video – H.264, MPEG4, WMV , DivX formats
  • Audio Playback :MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Pair with any Blackberry Device ( min OS 5.0 device)  via Bluetooth for Push Email , Calendar , Docs and BBM

There are currently two Application Developments Approaches for the Blackberry Tablet OS: The Web Applications with HTML5 and Web Applications with Flash.

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