RIM Shows Off PlayBook At CES

BlackBerry maker RIM showed off its new tablet at CES this week. The PlayBook, which was announced back in September, will roll out this quarter.

The new PlayBook runs on OS and includes a 7.3 LCD touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM.

The Washington Post has more: “The most impressive part of the PlayBook demo was how its operating system, based on QNX’s software instead of RIM’s traditional BlackBerry OS, handles multitasking. A RIM rep launched a version of the game Quake III and began playing it, then started playing a high-definition video–then brought up the PlayBook’s app-switching interface to position parts of the two windows side by side. Both continued without any hesitation.”

The tablet also has two HD cameras inside and captures video at 1080p, the standard for high definition. And it supports audio and video playback, so get your enhanced eBooks ready. Amazon and Kobo already have apps ready to go for the new tablet.