Contrary to earlier rumors, RIM's iPad-like slate didn't end up being called BlackPad.
Unveiled just a few minutes ago at the annual Blackberry Developer Conference currently being held in San Francisco CA, meet Blackberry Playbook --
Needless to say, Blackberry Playbook is RIM's attempt to enter the booming slate market currently reigned by Apple iPad. Playbook utilizes a new operating system created by QNX, a recent acquisition by RIM. This OS simply called BlackBerry Tablet OS offers full POSIX and OpenGL support alongside web standards like HTML5
Weighing less than 1 pound and measuring less than half an inch thick, BlackBerry Playbook sports a 7" capacitive multitouch display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, a 1Ghz Dual Core Cortex A9-based CPU (making it supposedly 'the fastest tablet' yet), a gigabyte of RAM and two cameras; a front-facing 3 megapixel camera a 5 megapixel shooter at the back. PlayBook is capable of playing 1080p High Definition video and comes equipped with 802.11a/b/g/n Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1, an HDMI port and a microUSB jack.
As yet, RIM hasn't given word on pricing details of BlackBerry Playbook.
For full specifications and story behind BlackBerry Playbook, kindly read the full official press release courtesy of RIM: