Blackberry | “Playbook”

First there was the Apple iPad, a table PC that has won the world over, a true gift to this generation.  There has been others that try and give there gift to the world but have not been able to dethrone the iPad.  Within in the past few months though an Android based tablet finally came out through from our friends at Motorola called the “Zoom”.  Which has been somewhat successful with everyone loving the “openness” of the software.  So who’s next?

Blackberry is now set to a release its own version of the tablet PC called the “Playbook”.  The Playbook is set to release April 19, 2011.  It is said to be a more portable than the iPad with dimensions (W x L x D) 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″, making it easier to transport.   Some cool things that the Playbook has that the iPad does not is the micro USB and micro HDMI ports. Also it will have 3 different models that have the latest 4G technology with WiMax, LTE, and HSPA, in addition to the base model with Wi-Fi.  One cool thing that is featured is that the Playbook is compatible with Adobe Flash-base media.  Here’s a list of some other specs:

  • 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI output
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
  • $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), or $699 (64GB)