Just as Samsung gets ready to roll out their 7″ Galaxy Tab Research In Motion has introduced a 7″ tablet called the PlayBook and not the BlackPad as initally tipped by SmartHouse.
Unlike the Galaxy the 9.7 mm thick PlayBook comes with full 1080p video output over HDMI — including entirely different content on each screen — and has HD-capable cameras on both the front and back. It also comes with both a WebKit browser as well as Flash 10.1 and AIR support.
At the heart of the tablet is a 1GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and as tipped by Smarthouse the device has the new QNX-based operating system with full multitasking, symmetric and multi-core processing.
Users will be able to integrate the device into Enterprise servers similar to what can be achieved with a Blackberry phone.
The device also includes OpenGL video that can even drive hardware Flash acceleration and is excellent for gaming.
The device will not be launched in australia untill at least mid 2011.