Blackberry Playbook Specs , Launch Date , Price

RIM has just launched it’s tablet which was doing rumors as the BlackPad. It is called the Playbook and here are the specs.

Blackberry Playbook Specs

  • 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 7 inch LCD  display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • Multitouch capacitive display
  • Dimensions : 130mm x 194mm x 10mm
  • Weight : 400g
  • microUSB , micro HDMI and DLNA connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Powered by QNX platform with multitasking
  • Full Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Built-in support for HTML 5
  • Video Conferencing with HD Quality and Stereo sound
  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • 3 MP Front Camera
  • Video playback : 1080p HD video – H.264, MPEG4, WMV , DivX formats
  • Audio Playback :MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Pair with any Blackberry Device ( min OS 5.0 device)  via Bluetooth for Push Email , Calendar , Docs and BBM

Currently the model announced supports only WiFi , but 3G and 4G models are coming soon according to the company

Blackberry Playbook Launch Date , Price

The device will launch in USA in early 2011 or Q1 and global release will happen in Q2. Price has not been revealed as of now but it’s expected to be cheap and placed in the lower end of the tablet market.

Price is expected to be under $500 according to sources

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  • AlanisHunt

    Aww I want one of these sooo bad ! I`m such a fan of Blackberry products, its similar to the iPad but I`d buy this before the iPad anyday 😀 Sooooo much better quality with a Blackberry product than anything by Apple.

  • Creighton

    This device looks pretty AWESOME as it is, but…
    I hope the 4G version will have Voice Calling via speaker phone or Bluetooth, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab was supposed to have in the USA! Europe gets it – why don’t we!!!?

    It really S#*ks that the US wireless carriers ‘stifle’ what could/should be an amazing device… WHY??? – ($$$?)

    More Info.???
    Educate Me???
    I’m REALLY into all the emerging technologies in the area of cellphones/wireless/portable devices, and want to learn more!

  • karthik

    seems to have better specifications than the ipad.

  • user

    i don’t understand why these companies do not look over for indian market,
    they would get a great response if they launch there prdt in india when they launch anywhere else with affordable price

  • sachin

    with playbook can we use phone also. how to use playbook to answer and dial the call.

    • Zainul

      no u cant make or recieve calls on the book…u can connect ur bb fone to the book and browse n surf the bbm though…no texts or calls….

  • pramod

    can we connect any android phone to it?

  • blackberry is a great company in gadgets! liked blackberry playbook! great!

  • Looking very cute Notebook, thanks black berry.

  • Vishwanath

    Dear Freings,

    I wanted to buy a Blackberry Playbook , can you please suggest me about this product.



  • What about its storage capacity ?