RIM announced yesterday that it will be releasing its first tablet device ever and its directly aimed at apple’s very own iPAD. RIM describes it as the first professional tablet and with innovations like being to retrieve information from you blackBerry via bluetooth, and vice versa without having to sync to a computer or laptop. It’s like an extension of your handheld BlackBerry that you already love. The PlayBook will feature a long list of software and hardware goodies like a seven-inch 1024×600 pixel multi-touch display, front facing 3 mega pixel camera and 5 mega pixel rear facing camera. It will run on a Cortex A9 based, dual-core 1GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM. No official word on onboard storage but the rumors are that 16 and 32 GB models will be offered. It will come with a HDMI port and micro USB jacks. Connectivity will come in the form of WiFi and Bluetooth for now but G devices are planned for the future. Dan Dodge the company’s founder said that the new OS will be an incredible gaming platform for gamers and developers alike, If you ask me it sounds like too much fun for the first “professional” tablet and it won’t hold up to the gaming abilities of the iPAD. No word yet from RIM on prices or a Launch date.


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