The Blackberry Playbook was announced last month by RIM and is slated for release in the U.S. next year. The starting price hasn’t been reveled at this time but some specifications and features are known (see below).
The Playbook in the video above is at the Adobe Max event trying to get some attention from application developers who use Adobe Air.
The Playbook already makes use of a lot of applications made with Adobe Air, but still could use a lot if it wants to compete with Android OS tablets and the Apple iPad. Just the other day RIM announced that for every application that get’s approved they will be giving away a Free Playbook to the application creator.
Main features of the Blackberry PlayBook:
- 7-inch 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
- Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
- HDMI video output
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
- Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
- Ultra thin and portable:
- Measures 5.1?x7.6?x0.4? (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
- Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
- RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.