We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

In pictures: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook

We look at BlackBerry's iPad rival

Research in Motion is heating up the tablet wars with the BlackBerry PlayBook, which aims to outshine Apple and Samsung in business appeal.

Core features

The core features of the BlackBerry PlayBook are:

  • Support for Adobe mobile version of Flash
  • Multitasking
  • Dual-core processors
  • Enterprise level security
  • Face-to-face video conferencing
  • Support for multimedia (games, video, and music)

Two cameras for real-time video conferencing

RIM says the BlackBerry PlayBook sports dual HD cameras for both capturing video and video conferencing. On the side you'll find a HDMI-out port for presenting on external displays. No word on whether the BlackBerry PlayBook supports video conferencing on 3G networks. RIM would only say in its press material today "RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future."

NEXT PAGE: BlackBerry Messaging

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


IDG UK Sites

Apple promises developers better stability, performance for Swift

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie aims to help design students bridge skills gap

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...