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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook



Due out later this year, the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has a 7-inch screen to rival that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It packs a dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, front- and rear-facing cameras, 1080p video recording, a micro-USB port, and a micro-HDMI output into a 0.38-inch-thick package. It will link directly to BlackBerry Enterprise Server and support multitasking for users seeking a productivity tool. But an app ecosystem, multiple ports, Flash 10.1 support, and hardware-accelerated video indicate a new, non-CrackBerry target audience.

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