Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab have a new competition in Blackberry PlayBook.
The new Blackberry PlayBook launched in the market in competition to the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab has some unique features that make it comparable to any other similar hi-end products in the market in this catergory. Using a secure Bluetooth connection a Blackberry user can pair his phone and the Blackberry PlayBook for ease of convenience.
The Blackberry PlayBook is compact 7 inch tablet offering a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1080p HD video playback and recording option. Besides these features that enhance the PlayBook’s efficiency it also offers Adobe Flash 10.1 support, HTML5 browsing, hardware video acceleration. The PlayBook supports HTML 5, Java and Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime). Software developers can use the existing Blackberry 6 Java applications for PlayBook.
Apple insists that Adobe Flash is redundant and has instead the iPad and iPhone support HTML5.
The PlayBook with so many additional features that the competition does not offer will definitely be a tough competitor to contend with in the coming few months. A 1GHz dual core processor using symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GB of RAM along with Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth support leave very little to be desired. The POSIX compliant Blackberry tablet operating system is built on the basis of the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture which was used previously in transport systems for aircrafts, trains, cars etc. and for medical equipment. Besides all this add front and rear facing cameras to it and the Blackberry is sure to draw attention in the coming few weeks.