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
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