RIM BlackBerry PlayBook (QNX 2.0)

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.

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

Verge Review

When we reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook back in April, we couldn’t help feeling the device’s insides didn’t match its outsides. The PlayBook is a well-built, good-looking device, but its software was buggy, frustrating, and frankly unfinished. There was no email or calendar app (yes, really), and few apps of any kind to speak of. PlayBook 2.0, a software update released this week, is RIM’s attempt to solve many of those problems. It adds email, calendar, and contact apps, finally making the...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.9 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system QNX
RAM size 1 GB

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Tech Specs

Height 7.6 inches
Width 5.1 inches
Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.9 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1024 px
Resolution (Y) 600 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Operating system QNX
Notable apps Blackberry Bridge, Android app virtualization
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2
RAM size 1 GB
Internal size 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
Front Camera
Effective pixels 3 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p
Rear Camera
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Digital zoom 4 x
Focus type Fixed
Video resolution 1080p
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Sensors Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Capacity 5300 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 11 hr
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