Ryan Thomason

RIM Wants YOU to have a ‘Playbook’

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Yup, Playbook was introduced by RIM (Research in Motion) today as their tablet for the masses. I’m not sure what to make of it just yet, as information about it is still raw, but anything that competes with the iPad is good in my book. No price was given, which doesn’t help me get excited or more curious about this device just yet.

The 7-inch, 9.7mm-thick tablet, which was debuted by RIM’s President and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis at the company’s Devcon event in San Francisco, features an HTML5-capable browser, both front- and rear-facing HD cameras, and HDMI and USB ports. Lazaridis said the device is “Enterprise ready” and will run off their current servers.

It looks like the PlayBook runs off of a 1GHz dual-core chip and has 1GB of built-in RAM. Including special versions of the BlackBerry software that features multitasking and 1080p video playback. Don’t forget that it has Wi-Fi and support for Adobe Flash 10.1. Yes, no 3G or 4G antenna, though if you have a Blackberry, you can connect to that when you aren’t around a wireless capable area. You’re going to have to wait for those features in future models.

Here is a clip for the new table, I’ll just say it now, as someone who is itching to get a tablet of any sort, I’m not too inspired. Let us know what you think in the comments! Are you going to get one or are you still eying the iPad?

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