Research In Motion (RIM) announced their first tablet - BlackBerry PlayBook and the BlackBerry Tablet OS. According to the specifications and design, the PlayBook is a direct Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab competitor.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in the US in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets from Q2, 2011.
“RIM set out to engineer the best professional-grade tablet in the industry with cutting-edge hardware features and one of the world's most robust and flexible operating systems,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry PlayBook solidly hits the mark with industry leading power, true multitasking, uncompromised web browsing and high performance multimedia.”
The BlackBerry PlayBook at a glance:
• 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support