RIM is hogging the news once again; and no it’s because of their fiscal predicament or product procrastination, it is because of their introduction of the latest 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook. The Playbook along with the 4G LTE 7-inch tablet specifications are being touted as the Canadian company’s savior, as it views to dig itself out of the financial hole, much to the intrigue of every BlackBerry spy.
The latest BlackBerry Playbook comes with a 7-inch display that has a 1024×600 resolution and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The RAM is 1 GB and it has HSPA+ support and 4G LTE connectivity as well. Then there is a built-in 32GB memory, a 5 megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 and GPS. There are micro HDMI and USB ports, Bluetooth 2.1, an Adobe FLas 11.2 supported HTML 5 browser, H.264, VP, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. It also has a WMV 8 video play back which is coupled meticulously with microphones and stereo speakers, making it a treat for music buffs.
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS is of course the operating system for the PlayBook, which is currently lister only for Rogers Wireless for the time being, with other carriers lined up as well. And as far as the price is concerned, it is unknown as things stand, but obviously it will be more than the 32GB BlackBerry Playbook.
The BlackBerry spy brigade, taking a leaf out of mobile spy connoisseurs in this case, has been busy comparing RIM’s latest release with the devices of the past. Like for instance how the Wi-Fi only version of the BlackBerry Playbook is different in terms of the processing power owing to a dual-core processor of 1GHz; lacks HSPA+ and LTE connectivity and also differs in the size of the built in memory. The Wi-Fi version is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB of storage, something that the Cellular Wi-Fi device cannot match, with its limit of 32 GB. The Wi-Fi Playbook weighs 425 grams, and according to the online shop lists of RIM, the 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB Playbook versions cost $199.99, $249.99 and $299.99 respectively.
The main opponent to the Playbook is obviously Google Nexus 7, which has the same 7-inch display but has a different resolution with 1280×800. It also has the quad-core nVidia Tegra 3 processor, with the internal storage of 8 GB or 16 GB. It is not accompanied by cellular connectivity and is considerably lighter with 340 grams. Google Nexus 7 costs $199 and $249 for the 8GB and 16GB respectively, which is more than the Wi-Fi only Playbook. But of course the specifications are a lot better.
Even though the 4G LTE model is the first such model announced since RIM CEO Thorstein Heins said that the BlackBerry OS would be released with new products next year, the stock prices have remained the same for RIM. And it basically show cases a lack of immense investor interest that RIM would have hoped for with the launch of the Playbook.
A lot rests on this release. Plummeting stock prices and plunging reputations are on the line as RIM eyes a return among the big boys.
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