Just what wasn’t necessary in this jungle of tablets has at last happened. Research In Motion (RIM), the brain behind the ever green BlackBerry phones, have announced their own tablet – the PlayBook Tablet. The OS for the PlayBook will be one from QNX which RIM had acquired recently.
The OS will be called BlackBerry OS and it will come with full OpenGL and POSIX with Internet standards like HTML5.
“RIM set out to engineer the best professional-grade tablet in the industry with cutting-edge hardware features and one of the world’s most robust and flexible operating systems,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry PlayBook solidly hits the mark with industry leading power, true multitasking, uncompromised web browsing and high performance multimedia.”
RIM specifically marked that the PlayBook Tablet will support flash content, something for which Apple’s iPad has already taken a lot of beating and has simply failed to achieve. The PlayBook will support Flash 10.1 along with Adobe AIR applications.
The first professional tablet, as tagged by RIM, will come with a seven inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The multi-touch display will work perfectly alongside its Cortex A9 dual core 1GHz CPU. The PlayBook will come with 16GB and 32GB capacities which should be enough for gamers and publishers at least as starters.