The BlackBerry PlayBook is one of the most eagerly anticipated gadgets of 2011. Consumers are expecting Research In Motion to follow-up its excellent smartphone series with a game-changing tablet.
The early indications are excellent. Packing a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, multi-tasking is one of the strongest features of the new BlackBerry PlayBook. The BlackBerry Tablet OS can comfortably play a HD video while you surf the web.
BlackBerry’s smartphones have been a big hit with people working on the go. The PlayBook’s 3MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing cameras are ideal for video conference calls and will appeal to professionals looking for a ‘working tablet’.
But like its functional smartphones also appealed to a wider audience, the new BlackBerry PlayBook is armed with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and a clever interface to offer something for everyone.
The PlayBook’s touchscreen extends beyond the 7inch. display and to the edge of the edge of the bezel, which helps to unlock a range of menus and features – just swipe across the bezel and onto the screen to get more options from apps and the web.
Crucially, the PlayBook can work in harmony with your BlackBerry smartphone, wirelessly synching information from calendars, address books and task lists.
Connections can also be made with other devices using WiFi, Bluetooth or across the 3G network.
The BlackBerry PlayBook’s impressive spec suggests RIM will use what it has learnt from smartphones to deliver a breathtaking tablet.