It has been a long wait, but it’s finally here. BlackBerry’s spanking new tablet marks RIMs official entry into the tablet rat race. We had reported earlier about the arrival of the PlayBook on June 22, 2011 and so far that seems to be on track. We’ve managed to get our hands on a retail version of the PlayBook and put together a little unboxing video for you, feast your eyes on it –


Unboxing the Blackberry Playbook

If that doesn't do it for you, then head on over to our gallery section for some prime pictures of the Playbook.

There's the old BlackBerry Logo

There's the old BlackBerry Logo

For those still living under a rock, here’s a little glimpse at some of the highlights of the Playbook –

  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600 (WSVGA), capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • Wi-Fi ‘n’ with support for tethering to your phone
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR with A2DP
  • 5 MP camera with autofocus, 3MP front facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, no expandable memory option

The tablet packs in a 1GHz dual core processor which lets it handle full HD content with ease. That goes for video recording as well. The rear 5MP cam is capable of 1080p video recording. It also has full support for Flash 10.2 and HTML 5 for a desktop like browsing experience. There are a whole bunch of apps developed specially for the PlayBook which include most popular ones like Facebook, YouTube, Skype, Twitter, among others. Finally, if you have a BlackBerry phone, you can easily sync your data between the two devices through BlackBerry Bridge. Be sure to catch our in-depth review of the PlayBook, very soon.  

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