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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Report: RIM's PlayBook to launch April 10?

By Hayley Tsukayama

Thumbnail image for blackberry_playbook_ces.jpgAccording to Boy Genius Report, Research in Motion (RIM) is planning an April 10 launch for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Given the frenzy surrounding a certain gadget launch Wednesday, it's a convenient leak for RIM, if only to remind everyone that there are other tablet options. But the PlayBook is expected to be competitive in the tablet market and comes with features that the iPad is missing.

When Faster Forward's Rob Pegoraro got a peek at the PlayBook last month during the Consumer Electronics Show, he came away impressed with how the tablet handles multitasking.

The PlayBook uses Flash, has dual-HD cameras, micro USB and HDMI ports and a 7-inch LCD display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution. It's available on 3G and 4G networks, through Sprint.

Bloomberg reported that the PlayBook will be able to support Android apps, which seemed to be backed up by an off-hand comment a RIM representative made at the Mobile World Congress last month. That rumor has not been officially confirmed by Google or RIM.

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By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 2, 2011; 10:25 AM ET
Categories:  BlackBerry, CES 2011, Google, Mobile, RIM, Sprint, Tablets  
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"able to support Android apps,"
Android running in a VM? Interesting thought.

Posted by: wiredog | March 2, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

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