Black­Berry Play­Book

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The Black­Berry tablet is here, and it looks as­tound­ingly nice. Black­Berry Play­Book is pow­ered by QNX tech­nol­ogy. It sup­ports a whole bunch of stan­dard plat­forms and tech­nolo­gies, like POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, Black­Berry 6, We­bKit, Java, Adobe Flash and AIR, along with RIM’s new Black­Berry Web­Works plat­form. This would mean that Flash sites that don’t work on the iPad will at least be view­able on the Play­Book. Apps writ­ten for Web­Works will also run on Black­Berry 6 or the Play­Book, while Java makes it eas­ier for de­vel­op­ers to port Java-based Black­Berry 6 apps.


The rear cam­era is a 5-megapixel shooter, while the front is three megapix­els. From the back, it shoots video and from the front you can video chat.

It sup­ports a hand­ful of video for­mats—in

Kin­dle App:

1080p—like h.264, WMV, DivX and MPEG, and it’ll out­put video through a mini HDMI port. Also, it’s got a stan­dard mi­cro USB port.

The Play­Book is more book-sized than the iPad, so for­tu­nately a Kin­dle app for read­ing is al­ready on the way, Ama­zon con­firms. In­te­grated Black­Berry: It’ll pair with a Black­Berry phone, so you can use the tablet to look at any­thing that’s on the phone, like email, cal­en­dars or BBM with­out sync­ing the two. And it con­nects with Black­Berry En­ter­prise Server out of the box, along with all that en­tails

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