Today was a great start for the 2010 RIM DevCon event, not only did they announce some new products for their smartphones, but also the much anticipated BlackBerry tablet. The new device is called the PlayBook and will run on a new BlackBerry Tablet OS, which is built on the successful platform by QNX.
We now know that the PlayBook will be released in early 2011 for the US market, but developers can register early for the upcoming BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, due in the next few weeks or so. For those who are interested then visit blackberry.com/developers/tabletos, where you will be offered much more information, as well as a link to a form to register your interest.
You will be asked to fill out your personal details along with the name of your organization.
The new BlackBerry Tablet OS has a number of key features, such as Multi-threaded POSIX, making the OS ideal for true multitasking. The operating system has also been developed with speed in mind; add that to the 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, and you will have one smooth and fast performing tablet device.
Do you think that RIM has it right with the OS on the PlayBook?