It’s not called the BlackPad, nor it it named the SurfBook. Instead, RIM has puts those rumors to sleep by unveiling the PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet (1024 x 600) that will sport a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a new BlackBerry Tablet OS that is going to offer multitasking.
At least two of the early rumors were correct, however. The PlayBook will not only support Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, but will also be able to tether to a BlackBerry via Bluetooth for a data connection.
While connected, users will be able to “use the larger tablet display to seamlessly and securely view any of the email, BBM, calendar, tasks, documents and other content that resides on (or is accessible through) their smartphone,” the press release stated.
The new BlackBerry Tablet OS is built on the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture. RIM is touting the PlayBook as a “professional tablet” that is “enterprise ready.”
More details of the BlackBerry PlayBook can be found in an article on Brighthand‘s sister site, TabletPCReview: