BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS unveiled + Video

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS unveiled + Video
RIM has announced the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS. Measuring less than half an inch thick (130mm x 193mm x 10mm) and weighing less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g), the BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet comes with a 1 GHz dual-core processor and the new BlackBerry Tablet OS which supports true symmetric multiprocessing. It features premium multimedia features to support high-quality mobile experiences. It includes dual HD cameras for video capture and video conferencing that can both record HD video at the same time, and an HDMI-out port for presenting one’s creations on external displays.

Coming with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML-5, the BlackBerry PlayBook also sports 1 GB RAM, dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing) that supports 1080p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts connectors.

RIM plans to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future. The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets beginning in (calendar) Q2.

RIM will begin working with developers and select corporate customers next month to begin development and early testing efforts. The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK is planned for release in the coming weeks and developers can register for early access at www.blackberry.com/developers/tabletos. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/playbook.

A Video Preview of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS has been published on YouTube. Video follows after the jump.

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