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In pictures: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook

We look at BlackBerry's iPad rival

Research in Motion (RIM) announced the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet this week. The device will do battle with Apple's iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab early next year when it becomes available.

Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook, which debuted at the BlackBerry developers conference DevCon, will have an immediate advantage over the iPad and Galaxy Tab when it comes to wooing business users who already are familiar with the BlackBerry mobile operating system.

Follow along this slideshow to learn more about what RIM hopes will be the BlackBerry PlayBook's competitive advantages.

Specs: ready for work or play

  • 7in LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen, multi-touch/gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for multiprocessing
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3Mp front facing, 5Mp rear facing)
  • Supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Measures 130x 93x10mm
  • Weighs 0.9lb
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future

 

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  1. We look at BlackBerry's iPad rival
  2. Core features
  3. BlackBerry Messaging
  4. Interface and multitasking
  5. Speed and security


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