RIM Showcases BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet at CES 2011

Research In Motion , the manufacturers of Blackberry will be previewing the much touted Blackberry PlayBook tablet at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from today, January 6 to Sunday, January 9.  If you are an attendee at #CES2011, then you can visit the BlackBerry booth (#30320 in the South Hall) to check out the new tablet in action.

The Playbook might just be the only serious competitor to the iPad yet but many Tablets or Slates are expected to debut at #CES2011. Blackberry says, “Initial feedback about the BlackBerry PlayBook has been outstanding”

Free BlackBerry PlayBook Offer

And RIM is offering developers a chance to own the Tablet computer for free. The BlackBerry developer community has already begun developing and submitting applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Registered developers who submit a qualifying BlackBerry PlayBook app that is accepted into BlackBerry App World prior to the initial product launch in North America will receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook, subject to terms and conditions. Although developers are encouraged to submit multiple apps, there is a limit of one free BlackBerry PlayBook per registered developer in BlackBerry App World. For additional information on the offer, including the Terms and Conditions, visit

The Video of Blackberry Playbook in Action

BlackBerry PlayBook specifications

  • 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (400g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for 1080p HD video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • HDMI out
  • Dual HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

Written by Robert

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