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Announced in 2010 but reaching these shores in 2011 was perhaps RIM's most radical departure yet: the PlayBook.
The tablet, an attempt to capitalise on the wave of slate love initiated by Apple, has a seven-inch display, is 1cm thick and has both front and rear cameras.
The PlayBook was a lonely soul — for 3G connectivity, it had to be tethered to a BlackBerry smartphone using a feature called BlackBerry Bridge, which connected the smartphone and tablet over a secure Bluetooth link.
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