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Published on September 28th, 2010 | by Kieran


RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook

Yesterday, Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled their iPad killer, the BlackBerry PlayBook at their Conference in San Francisco. Aimed at the business users, CEO Michael Lazaridis claims that the PlayBook will become “the enterprise standard”.

The 7 inch tablet device boasts a 1GHz Dual Core processor with 1Gb RAM, capable of running both HTML5 and Flash 10.1. With a front and rear facing camera, the new PlayBook will also support 1080p HD video via an HDMI port making it ideal for videos and presentations. Lazardis also spoke about how the PlayBook will integrate with existing Blackberry Enterprise Servers (BES) and will require no additional security or software.

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Initially connectivity will be provided via wi-fi and bluetooth, a 3G model is planned for a future release. Availability in the US is expected early 2011.

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has worked with computers and technology for nearly 20 years. Based in the United Kingdom, he works throughout EMEA as a Solution Consultant, specialising in Fax & Document Distribution technologies. Predominantly blogging on he can also be found on Twitter @KieranLane, and Flickr.

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