When Research in Motion introduced the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet a few weeks ago, the company mentioned it would come in 16GB and 32GB models. Now it looks like there will also be a 64GB model for users who want a little extra (or rather, double) the storage space on their 7 inch BlackBerry tablets.

The company is showing off more detailed hardware specs which list the 64GB option, as well as a bit of information about the battery. It’ll be a 5300mAh battery.

That’s not really enough information to tell us how long the tablet is going to last on a charge, but that’s the sort of thing that always depends on how you use a tablet. You’ll get significantly longer run time when listening to music than you will when using the tablet for voice and video chat, for instance. While it can handle 1080p HD video playback, that’s likely going to run down your battery. That said, most smartphones have batteries with less than 2000mAh ratings, and even many netbooks don’t have capacities that high, so there’s a good chance that the BlackBerry Playbook could give the Apple iPad a run for its money with 10+ hours of battery life under at least some conditions.

The tablet, which has a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive display, 1GHz dual core processor, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFI, and weighs less than 1 pounds is due out next year.

You can learn a bit more about the PlayBook in the video after the break.

via SlashGear

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3 replies on “Updated BlackBerry PlayBook specs include 64GB model, high capacity battery”

  1. Nice slide. “Target” weight 400g. I guess when you haven’t finalized your hardware yet, there’s room for all sorts of tweaks.

  2. Well since we don’t know the voltage, we don’t really know much about the battery capacity. Just mAh doesn’t tell us much. If we assume a voltage of 3.7V, quite common on phones, that gives us a 5.3*3.7=19.6 Wh battery whereas 6-cell netbook batteries often go to something like 50-60Wh and iPad has a 24Wh battery. The difference between netbooks and this tablet is of course the voltage. However, 3.7V is just a speculation and it can be anything. For example, notebook batteries I have seen have been something between 10V and 20V.

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