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BlackBerry previews PlayBook tablet

The 7 inch PlayBook tablet will also mark the debut of Research In Motion's (RIM) QNX OS, for which the company has already begun developing applications.

Research In Motion has previewed its PlayBook Tablet at the CES. The much anticipated device runs on a new OS called QNX that RIM bought in April last year.

PlayBook tablet features a 7 inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and has a dual core 1 GHz processor powering it.

The 400 gram tablet from RIM has a fairly attractive set of features including HD display, HDMI output, dual HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture, 1 GB RAM, up to 64 GB internal storage (there are 16, 32 and 64 GB models), and Wifi and Bluetooth support.

RIM’s PlayBook is also likely to support 3G, WiMax and LTE. Though it isn’t known when these connectivity options will become available, they will come in that order with 3G being first.

However, the biggest talking point of the tablet will be RIM’s QNX OS, which is debuting on the PlayBook. The BlackBerry developer community has already begun creating and submitting applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook. If RIM manages to get a lot of developers on board, the tablet would be very desirable.

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