Blackberry PlayBook is built on the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture and will have a 7" Multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display with screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Playbook runs on a 1 GHz dual-core processor and packs in 1GB RAM. It also has Dual HD Cameras (3 MP front facing and 5MP rear facing) and supports 1080p HD video recording.
PlayBook can play most of the newer video formats and also has a HDMI video output so that you can connect it to your HDTV to watch movies on it. For connectivity, PlayBook has support for Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1.
PlayBook also has a microUSB connection which will allow you to connect external devices or hard drives. PlayBook enhances browsing experience with a WebKit/HTML5 compliant browser, Adobe Flash 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL and Java.
PlayBook is is lightweight and weights only 0.9lbs (400g) making it easier to carry around, unlike the Apple iPad which is bulky. The Blackberry Playbook will run on the Blackberry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing.
The device will be launched in the United States in early 2011 and in other international market in Q2 2011. The Blackberry Tablet OS SDK will be released to developers in coming weeks. Pricing details of the device has not been unveiled and should be known in the next few months.