RIM Unveils BlackBerry ‘PlayBook’ Tablet — iPad Killer

BlackBerry PlayBookJust as we started talking about Sharp’s Android-Based Tablets, RIM unveiled BlackBerry “PlayBook” tablet. I think I should create a separate category for ‘tablets’.

RIM (Research In Motion), the maker of BlackBerry phones is going to hit the tablet marker this time. RIM announced the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook. It has features like dual high-definition cameras and also boasts support from corporate IT departments.

PlayBook has good gaming and applications features. This tablet will be running the BlackBerry Tablet OS which was developed by QNX. This platform will enable OpenGL, POSIX, Flash content via Flash 10.1 as well as HTML 5 web standards support.

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Sharp Going To Launch Two Android-Based Tablets

Sharp Android TabletSharp announced it is going to launch two Android-based Tablets this December. It will be a 5.5-inch and a 10.8-inch tablet named Galapagos. They are also planning to open an electronic bookstore in December, but unfortunately only in Japan.

The 5.5-inch tablet will have a 1024 x 600 LCD screen and the 10.8-inch tablet will have a 1366 x 800 LCD screen. Galapagos will feature Wi-Fi communication and are Android-based. They will be available in red, silver and black.

Talking about the electronic bookstore, it features “Automatic Scheduled Delivery Service” for periodicals and also it delivers free trial versions of recommended content. The e-bookstore will also feature 30K books at launch. Though Sharp plans to expand content to movies, music and games on 2011.

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HP Slate — Brief Overview Of Basic Features [Video]

HP Slate is one of the most talked tablets out there. Earlier we saw the ‘expected’ features of Samsung Galaxy Tab, now it’s time for HP Slate brief review of basic features. HP Slate and Samsung Galaxy Tab will be a good competition for Apple iPad.

Came to know the package contains a dock that would allow the Slate to be place upright for use, features a kickstand, HDMI out and a couple of USB ports.

Earlier I wrote a post reviewing HP Slate Main Specifications.

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