The specs of the BlackBerry PlayBook may have sounded good on paper, but they're proving to be too much for the battery to handle.
RIM is really gunning after the iPad. The BlackBerry maker has released a video showcasing its PlayBook's browser capabilities compared against the iPad.
The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will cost "under $500" according RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie. In an interview in Seoul, Balsillie also announced RIM might sell the PlayBook through both carriers and retail outlets like Best Buy and Target, Bloomberg reports.
RIM certainly hasnt been shy about touting the BlackBerry PlayBooks impressive spec sheet, but this week we learned a few additional details about the BlackBerry tablet. Just like the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be available with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of Flash storage. In addition, it will sport a 5300 mAHr battery.
In rolling out the new BlackBerry PlayBook this week, RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis dubbed the long-rumored device "the world's first professional tablet." And while the PlayBook sports a lengthy list of competitive specs, it's clear that unaddressed features will figure into RIM's ability to take on the iPad.
Amazon certainly did not waste any time getting on the new BlackBerry tablet. The company announced that the Kindle eReader application will be available on the PlayBook tablet computer, which is set for release later this year.
It's not a BlackPad, and it's certainly not a SurfBook. RIM has puts those BlackBerry tablet rumors to sleep by unveiling the PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet (1024 x 600) sporting a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and the new BlackBerry Tablet OS that supports multitasking.
RIM could announce its rumored BlackBerry tablet as early as next week at a BlackBerry dev conference in San Francisco. The tablet is said to run a new QNX operating system, sport a seven-inch touchscreen as well as a Marvell chipset, and have one or two built-in cameras.
RIM is turning to QNX Software Systems for its BlackBerry tablet operating system, a company RIM acquired in April that is best known for automotive and industrial software but counts Cisco Systems as one of its customers.
More rumors have surfaced regarding RIM's BlackBerry tablet, aka the BlackPad. This time, it's the perpetual-rumor slingers at the DigiTimes passing along information that originally appeared in the Chinese-language Apple Daily stating that the Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will begin shipping BlackPad orders in September and that the device will cost $499.
Rumors that smartphone-maker RIM is working on a BlackBerry tablet computer jumped up a notch this week when the company purchased rights to the domain name "BlackPad.com". This device will supposedly offer a 7-inch display, 1 GHz processor, and dual cameras.
Rumors that RIM is readying a 7-inch tablet outfitted with Adobe Flash are still unconfirmed, yet these reports seem to make sense in light of evidence ranging from a published photo of a tablet prototype to RIM's recent work with the Adobe-led Open Screen Project.
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