10 Things You Need to Know About the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

5. “Flash-Loving”, with Adobe Flash 10.1 & Adobe AIR built in

It runs Flash and AIR, which means Flash sites that don’t work on the iPad will at least be viewable on the PlayBook. It’ll be interesting to see how well Flash works on the PlayBook versus less powerful Android phones, where it can run into performance issues. AIR, on the other hand, opens the door for some app opportunities. Combined with the WebKit browser, it should be a pretty decent web experience.

6. Dual Cameras with Video Conferencing & lots of Ports

The rear camera is a 5-megapixel shooter, while the front is three megapixels. From the back, it shoots video and from the front you can video chat.

It supports a handful of video formats—in 1080p—like h.264, WMV, DivX and MPEG, and it’ll output video through a mini HDMI port. Also, it’s got a standard micro USB port.

7. There’s a Kindle App on the way

The PlayBook is more book-sized than the iPad, so fortunately a Kindle app for reading is already on the way, Amazon has confirmed.