At Research in Motion’s Web-developer conference on Monday in San Francisco, the company has revealed its tablet, called the PlayBook. The 9.7 mm-thick tablet has a seven-inch display, front and rear HD cameras and full 1080p support along with H.D.M.I. output. The PlayBook has no cellular connection of its own: it has Wi-Fi or works in concert with a BlackBerry handheld, using an encrypted Bluetooth connection to tether to the phone.
The company said the PlayBook supports Flash 10.1 and HTML5 for browser graphics and animations. It features a 1-gigahertz dual-core processor. The PlayBook will use an operating system made by QNX, a company R.I.M. purchased in April, which makes operating systems for servers, cars, casinos and nuclear reactors.