Thursday, March 03, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook to launch to retail on April 10: report

As hard as it may be to believe, there are other tablets besides the iPad (and perhaps, the Motorola Xoom), and one of them is the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Multiple sources have told BGR that RIM first tablet, the PlayBook, will launch to retail on April 10th. They've also told the site that while the OS goes GM (gold master) on March 31 folks will get an OS update notification immediately upon booting up the device.

The BlackBerry PlayBook will run RIM's new OS, QNX, and possibly run Android apps, as well. It will come with a 7-inch, 1024 x 600, capacitive multitouch display, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 3-megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5-megapixel rear- facing camera.

The first version will be wi-fi only, although users can pair with their BlackBerry smartphone to have cellular connectivity. Of course, they could also use a Droid X or iPhone 4 as a hotspot, instead. RIM will ship 3G and 4G versions later.

Watch a BlackBerry PlayBook video below.

Via: BGR

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