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The Blackberry PlayBook was Research In Motion's first QNX device and its first tablet offering. The tablet features a 7-inch capacitive display, the ability to connect a Blackberry smartphone via Blackberry bridge, and Android app virtualization.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.99

Availability

  • Height: 7.6 inches
  • Width: 5.1 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.9 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Operating system: QNX
  • Notable apps: Blackberry Bridge, Android app virtualization

Software

  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

Storage

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Digital zoom: 4 x
  • Focus type: Fixed
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI, Micro USB

Ports

Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

  • Capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 11 hr

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