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  1. John Yester's Avatar
    BlackBerry PlayBook announced! | CrackBerry.com














    Specifications:


    • 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
    • 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)

    • Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.

    * RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.


    BlackBerry - Smartphone - Smart Phone at BlackBerry.com
    09-27-10 04:16 PM
  2. Clarkee's Avatar
    Amazing! RIM is back!

    Dual Core 1GHz, HTML 5, Flash 10.1, HDMI and USB, 1080p, Front and back HD camera?!

    Torch + Playbook = Epicness! We can tether it!

    Apple, say hello to your iPad killer!
    Last edited by Clarkee; 09-27-10 at 04:22 PM.
    09-27-10 04:19 PM
  3. Matt J's Avatar
    This is really an incredible device. The specs are amazing. And yes, it can run Flash!
    09-27-10 04:20 PM
  4. habicht's Avatar
    WOW... hopefully thats not tooo much... Its better than my notebook
    09-27-10 04:21 PM
  5. 312's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if "3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan" means they are encouraging you to tether, or it will have a SIM slot. This is probably the only device I will wait in a line for.
    09-27-10 04:24 PM
  6. Shermanmanman's Avatar
    It looks like you can tether with your BB device, and just use the existing plan on the account without adding on any additional plan. THIS LOOKS AMAZING! The other manufacturers are probably freaking out a little bit. lol
    09-27-10 04:26 PM
  7. Matt J's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if "3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan" means they are encouraging you to tether, or it will have a SIM slot. This is probably the only device I will wait in a line for.
    It will tether to a BlackBerry. You can use the same data plan and, more importantly, it will use the same efficient data delivery. The beauty is that Apple and the iPhone can never duplicate the internet performance without developing their own secure-server infrastructure.
    09-27-10 04:28 PM
  8. Clarkee's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if "3G access via existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan" means they are encouraging you to tether, or it will have a SIM slot. This is probably the only device I will wait in a line for.
    You would have to tether, there is no mention of a 3G modem (It does say in the future it will have it though)
    09-27-10 04:36 PM
  9. BergerKing's Avatar
    Booyah! This looks like a score. From what I've seen, integration with your existing BlackBerry device makes This a strong player in the field.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-27-10 04:36 PM
  10. JamWar's Avatar
    Looks promising! I'm sure ill be picking one of these up. Good job RIM!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-27-10 04:37 PM
  11. ibcop's Avatar
    Tether or no tether, I'm getting this beast!
    09-27-10 04:38 PM
  12. IchigoMochi's Avatar
    This is great! The specs are wonderful and everything seems very promising and better yet is the ability to tether with a Blackberry for data. I'm definitely going to pick one of these up when they're released.
    09-27-10 04:39 PM
  13. kevintweedie's Avatar
    Future is bright for Blackberry once again! I hope to see some of these specs now being incorporated into their phones!
    09-27-10 04:40 PM
  14. bacon.jay's Avatar
    No mention of pricing!!! Any speculation? And it also does not say what the internal memory storage will be, or whether it will have SD/MicroSD memory expansion compatibility, anybody know what we can expect?
    Last edited by bacon.jay; 09-27-10 at 04:55 PM.
    09-27-10 04:50 PM
  15. JamWar's Avatar
    Now I can go back to a real QWERTY device and maybe ditch the Storm line.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-27-10 05:03 PM
  16. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    This thing is amazing! I gotta get my hands on one
    09-27-10 05:06 PM
  17. bmwmpower's Avatar
    Great specs i need a playbook!
    09-27-10 05:13 PM
  18. jorGeorge's Avatar
    Not liking the huge bezel. Either make the screen bigger, or cut away some of that space. I know it's necessary for engineering purposes, but they've got to find a way around it.
    09-27-10 05:14 PM
  19. BWBlackett's Avatar
    1Gb of Ram, is that enough? iPad has min 16Gb.
    Also no memory card?
    09-27-10 05:17 PM
  20. kevintweedie's Avatar
    No the iPad has 16GB HDD, there's a difference between memory and storage.
    09-27-10 05:19 PM
  21. otacon#AC's Avatar
    Not liking the huge bezel. Either make the screen bigger, or cut away some of that space. I know it's necessary for engineering purposes, but they've got to find a way around it.
    I like the bezel. I want to be able to hold it without my fingers covering up the screen. It's personal preference I guess.
    09-27-10 05:22 PM
  22. dLo GSR's Avatar
    Not liking the huge bezel. Either make the screen bigger, or cut away some of that space. I know it's necessary for engineering purposes, but they've got to find a way around it.
    the biggest reason for a big bezel is to cover the backlight, but if they used an OLED or true-LED backlit screen they wouldn't need a bezel that thick. i wish they didn't go with the standard CCFL or edge-lit LED method
    09-27-10 05:22 PM
  23. BWBlackett's Avatar
    No the iPad has 16GB HDD, there's a difference between memory and storage.
    I think we were both wrong, it's Flash memory not a HDD!
    OK so how much flash memory does it have ?
    09-27-10 05:22 PM
  24. kevintweedie's Avatar
    They haven't told you what the storage size is yet.
    09-27-10 05:24 PM
  25. hvacr_tech's Avatar
    1080p HD Video on a 1024 x 600 screen, how is that possible, that's not even 720p
    09-27-10 05:26 PM
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