RIM has just announced its new tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and Pocket-lint was there ready to get a glance of the new device just moments later.

Due out early 2011 in the US and Q2 in the UK and Europe, RIM showed off three of the PlayBook models, however they were all behind glass without the ability to touch or interact.

Two of the models were showing a rolling video, a third had a static screen.

Still, the three devices on show gave us some sense of the size - 9.7mm remember - and what it will look like.

The good news, from a purely aesthetic point of view, is that it looks very sharp, very sleek and every bit a "luxury" model.

Of course the proof will be in the pudding, and without giving us the ability to actually get our dirty mitts on it that opinion will have to wait.

The full specs of the device are:

-- 7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch
and gesture support
-- BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
-- 1 GHz dual-core processor
-- 1 GB RAM
-- Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD
video recording
-- Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
-- Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
-- HDMI video output
-- Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
-- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
-- Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
-- Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5,
Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL,
-- Ultra thin and portable:
-- Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
-- Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
-- Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will
be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail
-- RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

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