RIM announced on Thursday that the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is set to be introduced by February or March 2011 by Edel Ebbs, the investor relations vice president of RIM. RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was christened the ‘BlackPad’ and is the venture into the tablet PC market.
According to Ebbs, who made the announcement through a conference call, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet shipping to the US is projected to start early next year while shipping other areas will follow after.
But the earnings for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet sales will not be included in the fourth quarter of the year since it was the initial earnings will be seen in the first quarter of next year.
CNET.com said that the PlayBook or BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was unveiled by RIM together with the OS for the BlackBerry Tablet last September and will start selling in the first part of 2011.
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is expected to have a seven-inch touch screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, use a 1 GHz processor, with a RAM of 1GB along with a 3 megapixel camera in front and a 5 megapixel camera in the back as indicated by Engadget.
ComputerWorld said, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is going to be promoted primarily for business use in line with the trademark BlackBerry as compared to the iPad, in anticipation of taking part of the huge tablet market share of Apple.