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article imageResearch in Motion announces its tablet PC Playbook

By David Silverberg     Sep 27, 2010 in Technology
San Francisco - Tech giant Research in Motion announced at its developers conference a new tablet PC called Playbook. Boasting 1080p high-def video, RIM's entry in the tablet PC market is poised to rival Apple's iPad.
At its developers conference in San Francisco, RIM revealed the specs for its much-anticipated tablet PC. The maker of BlackBerry smartphone said its Playbook tablet PC sports a 7-inch screen, rear- and front-facing HD cameras, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Html5 and Flash 10.1. The device is 9.77 millimetres thick and comes with BlackBerry smartphone applications.
RIM's CEO Mike Lazaridis said on stage at the launch, "When you hold it, it just feels right." He added, "It's one of our most exciting times in our history."
No word yet on the exact date of the Playbook's launch or its exact price.
RIM is now entering a market dominated by Apple's iPad, but soon players such as Samsung and Nokia will enter the industry with their own tablet PCs. Industry insiders expect the tablet PC market to double, from 20 million in 2010 to 55 million in 2011.
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