Blackberry Playbook Touted to Shift 1 Million Units in First Month

Posted on Jan 14 2011 - 11:29pm by Matt Jackson

RIM entered the tablet market with the sole aim of hitting it big, their Blackberry Playbook will go head to head with the Apple iPad and Motorola Xoom in March.  They are obviously pretty confident that their tablet will be popular revealing that 1 million units will be shipped in the first month alone.

The one million unit estimate trumps the Motorola Xoom which is targeting 800,000 units in its first month, whether either will reach their targets is obviously unknown at this stage but we doubt they are just plucking a number out of the air.

Much like Apple, who enjoy a large user base RIM will be hoping Blackberry owners will opt for their tablet. One of the biggest differences is that the Playbook allows tethering out of the box, a feature that may come on the Apple iPad with iOS 4.3.

The Playbook will sport a 7 inch multi touch screen, again an advantage over the iPad. It will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and include dual cameras – a 3 megapixel front facing snapper and a higher resolution 5 megapixel camera on the back.

The new features certainly sound like they can beat the current iPad with many preferring the smaller size of the device. Do you think it will have the clout to take the tablet crown away from Apple?

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