Characteristics of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

  • 7 inch (17.8 cm) screen size
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen that supports up to four simultaneous touch points
  • Landscape-oriented display with support for portrait display
  • On-screen virtual keyboard and optional external keyboard
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS (IEEE® POSIX® certified and supports symmetric multiprocessing)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Support for Adobe® Flash®, Adobe® AIR®, BlackBerry® WebWorks™, HTML 5, and OpenGL®
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB internal storage space
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP forward-facing and 5 MP rear-facing)
  • Stereo speakers
  • Multimedia support (video: 1080p HD, MPEG-4, WMV, with HDMI output; audio: MP3, AAC, and WMA)
  • Wi-Fi® (IEEE® 802.11™ a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR wireless networking
  • External connectors (micro-HDMI, micro-USB, 3.5 mm audio output, and charger)

For more information about other capabilities of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, see the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK Feature and Technical Overview.

Display specifications

Design the UI for your application to be independent of screen size. If future versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet have different screen sizes, you can avoid rework by designing applications that are flexible enough to fit a range of screen sizes.

Screen resolution

Pixel density

Dot pitch

1024 x 600 pixels

169.3 pixels per inch (66.7 px/cm)

0.15 mm


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