RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

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: Apr. 19, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.99

What You Need To Know

  • First device to run BlackBerry's completely new OS, QNX

Verge Review

To say that the BlackBerry PlayBook — and a review of the PlayBook — is something of an anticipated event would be an understatement. From the first moment the tech community caught wind (and sight) of Research In Motion’s first foray into the tablet world, everyone seems to be on pins and needles. It’s not just that another company is making a charge at Apple’s iPad — it’s also that RIM has been in something of a bind lately. The once-unassailable company has watched marketshare slinking...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.9 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system QNX
Launch OS version 1.0
RAM size 1 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 7.6 inches
Width 5.1 inches
Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.9 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1024 px
Resolution (Y) 600 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system QNX
Launch OS version 1.0
Notable apps Blackberry Bridge, Android app virtualization
Processor
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2
Memory
RAM size 1 GB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
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
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 5300 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 11 hr
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