Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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At the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 last month, RIM PlayBook did win many hearts and accolades with is initial performance. Powered by the new BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX Real-Time OS), the PlayBook has dual-core 1GHz microprocessor and 1GB RAM. It comes with a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen display that promises 1080p HD video playback. The 5 megapixel back panel HD camera promises respectable image quality while the front panel 3 megapixel HD camera will offer HD quality video conferencing and chat.
Apart from current generation features offering hardware, the BlackBerry Tablet OS powered with QNX technology will also let you tether with BlackBerry OS 5.0 or higher running smartphones. Smoother web browsing experience is expected as the BlackBerry tablet OS supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Java, OpenGL, and Adobe Mobile AIR. Not only that, you can also enjoy full-fledged web browsing with HTML5 support.
Keeping the features aside, PlayBook WiFi and WiMAX models are expected to start shopping in the second quarter of this year. These two new models supporting HSPA+ and LTE would be introduced simultaneous during the same period.
The tablet war will heat up in the second quarter of 2011 when several feature rich tablets would be available. Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, HTC Flyer, LG Optimus Pad, Apple iPad 2 and RIM PlayBook will have a huge fight in the consumer market ring. It's too early to guess which tablet will win since all of them have promising specifications.
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