BlackBerry PlayBook: Specs and first pictures

A sneak peak at 'Berry's touchscreen tablet

The next round of the iPad vs. The World begins as RIM's own contender steps into the ring: the BlackBerry PlayBook. And it's certainly done its homework on its Apple competitor, packing what it calls 'true multitasking', full Flash support, a 1080p screen and front-and-back-facing cameras for video chat.

So, an iPad-beater? We'll have to wait until one wings its way over to T3 Towers for some rigorous testing to answer that definitively.

BlackBerry PlayBook Specifications:

Screen: 7" multi-touch LCD display
Resolution: 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.9lbs (400g)
Operating system: QNX (proprietary BlackBerry OS)
Cameras: 5MP (back-facing), 3MP (front-facing)
Processor: 1GHz dual-core