It'd be a stretch to say RIM, Research In Motion the company that owns Blackberry, shocked the world yesterday when they announced their tablet, but it definitely got people talking.
Announced yesterday at a press conference full of tech geeks, RIM's CEO Mike Lazaridis got onstage and started spilling information of their new hardware. The sleek new tablet will utilize an OS that was recently acquired when RIM bought a company called QNX. The tablet will be 7 inches of touch screen goodness and will support Flash 10.1, a point made to take a stab at Apple, who has yet to jump on the Flash bandwagon. Inside the tablet, a Cortex A9-based dual core 1GHz CPU will be handling all your duties along with 1GB of onboard RAM and a 3 megapixel front facing camera incase you ever have to video conference with someone. There's a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, an HDMI port, micro USB port, Bluetooth 2.1 ready, WiFi ready and weighs less than one pound.
Sounds like a pretty packed in device that Blackberry is looking to hit a home run with. Considering the consequences of their smartphone market share that I talked about in an earlier post, Blackberry needs this tablet to do well to gain some of their swagger back. Enjoy some of Blackberry's press shots of the new tablet in our photo gallery below.