With several players now entering the tablet market hot on the heels of the Apple iPad, it’s hardly surprising that RIM has thrown its hat into the ring.
In the case of the BlackBerry manufacturer, that hat is in the shape of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which aims to provide the business functionality that is traditional BlackBerry territory alongside more fun multimedia options.
Designed to compliment the existing BlackBerry portfolio, the PlayBook will work just as well for a sole trader or a large corporation.
The ability to multitask is what BlackBerry users demand, and that’s a core feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook. It is powered by a 1Ghz dual core processor and a new version of BlackBerry’s operating system has been designed specifically for the tablet, making it easy to switch between applications.
It supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and HTML 5, giving you a full browsing experience. And for recording video, there are dual HD cameras for video capture and conferencing can both record HD video at the same time, while media can be easily shared on external displays via a microHDMI port.
The PlayBook’s screen is a 7-inch LCD capactive touchscreen and it supports many forms of video playback. But one of its most impressive features is the easy integration with all BlackBerry smartphones, meaning that content and features such as BlackBerry Messenger can be used directly from your PlayBook.
Clove expect the BlackBerry PlayBook to be released in Spring 2011.
Features of BlackBerry PlayBook
7″ LCD capacitive touch screen
BlackBerry Tablet OS
1 GHz dual-core processor
Dual HD Cameras
3G connection via a smartphone