The Blackberry Playbook was launched in April 2011. It is very slim and compact and has simple design. It has 194 x 130 x 10mm and weighs 425 grams.
It has a TFT capacitive display with 16 million colors. The display supports a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels and a pixels density of 170ppi. The pixel density is quite low for a 7 inches display. Also it supports multitouch. The tablet has a 3.5mm jack and stereo speakers.
On the top it has the volume keys and between them is a play/pause button. Near them is the power button and on the top right side is the 3.5mm jack. At the bottom of the tablet we can see the microUSB and HDMI slots. On the front side above the screen it has the secondary camera and the light sensor. On the back it has the primary camera.
Speaking of cameras, it has a 5MP camera with autofocus which takes quite good pictures and shoots video at 1080p and 30 fps. The secondary camera has 3MP which also can record at 1080p and 30 fps.
The internal storage of the Playbook is 16, 32 or 64GB and the RAM memory has 1GB. The chipset is from Texas Instrument; it is TI OMAP 4430 and has a dual core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1GHz. The GPU is PowerVR SGX540. The tablet has gyro and accelerometer. It supports DivX/XviD and WMV.
At connectivity it has dual band Wi-Fi with a/b/g/n protocols, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and microUSB slot. The battery has 5300 mAh and can keep the tablet alive for about 10 hours of intensive use with games, music and videos.