One of our contacts in the mobile industry has confirmed to us today that the RIM Blackberry Playbook tablet will be launched in the UK in June 2011, more than nine months after it was first unveiled at a RIM developers' conference in San Francisco.
Earlier reports point to the UK launch of the Playbook in the second quarter of the year and the month of June, with the launch of the iPhone 5, the Motorola Atrix, the LG Optimus 2X, the Samsung Galaxy S II and others, promises to be a very busy one.
The Blackberry Playbook, which RIM's CEO called the "world's first professional tablet", is the only one on the market to be powered by QNX, a Real Time OS very popular in the embedded sector.
Back in September, the tablet specs were well ahead of its time; it comes with a dual core Marvell SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage, a 5300mAh battery, a 7-inch capacitive 1024x600 pixels screen resolution, full Flash support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two cameras (but no flash), microUSB and microHDMI ports and out of the box compatibility with Blackberry Enterprise Server.
A document leaked on Monday showed that the RIM Blackberry Playbook will be launched in the US on the 27th of March and will come in three different flavours.