RIM's tablet is the PlayBook; see it in action

RIM's tablet is the PlayBook; see it in action

Summary: It's 9.7mm thick, it's got a 7" screen and yes - it's a tablet that runs on QNX and connects to your BlackBerry by Bluetooth.

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It's 9.7mm thick, it's got a 7" screen and yes - it's a tablet that runs on QNX and connects to your BlackBerry by Bluetooth.

Announcing the long-rumoured BlackBerry companion tablet at the BlackBerry Developer Conference today, RIM has put a video of the tablet in action on YouTube. Watch it here and we'll have more details for you soon.

UPDATE: more details of the Playbook in our news story.

Topic: Windows

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

Mary Branscombe

About Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.

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  • The subtle look of a 7'' picture frame for your corporate desk, might seem odd/bland - but its genius. In terms of a corporate desk it will blend in perfectly. Step ahead 2-3 years - I can see it in Government Offices- gathering dust - but happily performing its primary function from its best selling app - that of a picture frame.
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