The BlackBerry Playbook (odd choice for a name) hit the stores yesterday. There has been a lot of comparisons going on for a while now since it’s RIM‘s first attempt to compete against Apple’s iPad and the fact that they developed their own QNX-based OS instead of going for Android like the other tablets.
Here are some of its features:
- 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution
- 3 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear camera (no flash)
- Back rubberized plastic back and sides
- Vibrant display with rich colors and sharper images
- WiFi (no SIM Card slot)
- Micro HDMI port
- Faster computing speed with 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
- Supports Flash playback and HTML5
- 8 – 10 hours battery life without multitasking
Click [Here] for a full list of features and specs.
The only minus point is that they have limited apps optimized for the Playbook currently and it’s best features are more for the serious business users. If you have a BlackBerry phone you can synchronize it wirelessly with the Playbook through a feature called BlackBerry Bridge that lets you use the BB Messenger and access emails and calendar.
Electrozan is selling the 16GB BlackBerry Playbook for KD 239. I will pass by to check it out.
[Here] is a detailed review by Engadget.