After months of rumors, leaks and speculations, RIM has finally decided ‘enough is enough’ and announced its rumored tablet-PC at the Blackberry Developer Conference yesterday.
It’s not called the BlackPad, as popularly believed, or even the SurfBook, but close, and slightly better. It’s called the Blackberry PlayBook, a 7-inch 1024×600 res device with two 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, HTML 5 support, 10.1 Flash with hardware acceleration, 1080p video, non-proprietary HDMI and USB connections, HD cameras on the back and front – all of this running on what RIM claims to be the ‘most secure and reliable’ mobile OS, the QNX Neutrino.
Here is the complete list of specs:
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
1 GB RAM
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