The BlackBerry PlayBook is the first BlackBerry tablet from Research In Motion. Here is a quick specs sheet: 1 GHz Dual Core Processor 1 GB

Who is getting a BlackBerry PlayBook?

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is the first BlackBerry tablet from Research In Motion. Here is a quick specs

blackberry playbook tablet

  • 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 (OS 5.0 upwards) via Bluetooth for Push Email, Calendar, Docs and BBM

I know that there are lots of BlackBerry fans who frequent Mobility Nigeria. The PlayBook isn’t too far off now. So, how many of you are planning on getting one?

In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with CrackBerry’s detailed review of the PlayBook.

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  1. I’ve never been a fan of Blackberry. But I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Playbook. I saw it as one that would twist the current battle of the tablets.

    However, recent early reviews highlighting the lack of email syncing, unless connected to a bb phone, have diffused my enthusiasm.

    Having a great UI is not enough. RIM is known worldwide for their ease of managing email accounts, and I wonder how they can omit such a vital service while launching a product that they expect to be a major game player.

  2. I fell in love with the PlayBook after the demo we were given in February. The UI is sleek and smooth.

    I don’t mind the lack of email and calendar syncing – I have those functionalities on my smartphone already. A tablet for me would serve primarilly as a mobile internet device and little else.

  3. Life is funny

    You need a Laptop/pc to enjoy the iPad to the fullest.

    And now you need a Blackberry Smartphone to enjoy the Playbook to the fullest.



    I saw a demo of the Playbook Bridge online and I am impressed with the interface and power. All we need more is apps

    And, I did the BlackBerry Playbook Retailer Course online and its really interesting and educative.

  4. Its a nice tablet device. However, not having email & bbm app independently of another bb phone kills its sales. I wonder how the designers think while on their round tables. These are the key selling points for any bb device, why take it away and place a price tag on it that will be more if not equal to competition? While these competing tablets offer all these goodies you are leaving out! The motorola xoom is not selling at the moment as its more expensive than virtually all other tablets and its android honeycomb market has less than 1000 apps on its shelf.

  5. I don’t think the play book will get success a tenth of galaxt tab. I don’t expect it to sell 100,000 copies over here.
    Am not hatein, just saying…

  6. The playbook is obviously one of the most powerful tabs out there. with true multitasking, a lovely looking OS and very neat features. I beleive it is going to sell like mad in naija. not just because its a good device but also because it has the name ‘Blackberry’ on it. Even those who dont need it will buy just to show status or look cool and hip.

    Been following the Playbook since it was announced and am definitely getting one. RIM intends to include mail, contacts and all the other cool BB stuff as updates to the OS. IT is not a finished product and its still looking quite badass. and by the time 3g version is out am sure mail and the rest would have been integrated.

    So hands crossed till 3G!

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