UI characteristics of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

  • 7 inch (17.8 cm) screen size
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen that supports up to four simultaneous touch points
  • Landscape-oriented display with support for portrait display
  • On-screen virtual keyboard and optional external keyboard

Display specifications

Design the UI for your application to be independent of screen size. If future versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet have different screen sizes, you can avoid rework by designing applications that are flexible enough to fit a range of screen sizes.

Screen resolution

Aspect ratio

Pixel density

Dot pitch

1024 x 600 pixels


170 pixels per inch (66.7 px/cm)

0.15 mm

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