RIM has used Adobe’s Max Conference to provide the first glimpse of its PlayBook tablet in operation. Yesterday, Adobe unveiled the SDK for its Adobe AIR platform supporting the Blackberry Tablet OS. RIM is hoping that AIR’s cross platform appeal will persuade developers that otherwise might not look at Blackberry OS to code apps for the PlayBook.
RIM chief executive took to the stage to show off the PlayBook running the regular desktop PC version of YouTube and demonstrated it playing back an HD Adobe Flash 10.1 video. The PlayBook seemed pretty sluggish in operation but as its not scheduled to ship until next year, there’s still plenty of time to sort that out. Hopefully.
The Playbook will feature a 7in display with 1,024 x 600 resolution and will be powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core GPU with 1GB of RAM and three and five megapixel cameras front and rear.