blackberry_playbookWe had reported yesterdayabout a possible update on the RIM’s tablet which is a potential iPad killer. RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazardis revealed the new BlackBerry PlayBook touchscreen tablet at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference on Monday. The tablet supports a full web experience with HTML5 and Flash 10.1.

The tablet is loaded with a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9-based processor, 1GB of RAM, and a GPU capable of running OpenGL code. The tablet also has a 3MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera with both recording HD video at 1080p resolution. The tablet also has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, and microHDMI and also comes with 3G and 4G options which are planned to release next year.

The tablet comes with a 7” 1024×600 pixel widescreen display. The tablet measures just 9.7mm thick and weighs less than one pound. No info about its battery life was given. The PlayBook will run the QNX-based multitasking OS called BlackBerry Tablet OS. RIM will offer native SDK for its tablet OS along with a JavaVM to support apps written for BlackBerry OS 6.

The PlayBook will be able to pair with a BlackBerry smartphone for sharing data and can also share its 3G data connection. BlackBerry calls this “BlackBerry amplified”. The PlayBook is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2011 in the US. International launch is set for the second quarter of 2011.

No pricing info is available.

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