Long time hacker/developer Chris Wade, via his Twitter account, confrimed that he has rooted the BlackBerry PlayBook and will be releasing an installer within a week.

So I can confirm the playbook has been rooted and I will be releasing an installer for it i a week, @saurik maybe you do a cydia port ? 🙂

Rooting, commonly referred to as jailbreaking on iOS devices, essentially allows one to gain elevated superuser “root access” privelages allowing you to use the device in ways not intended by the manufacturer.

[via BerryReview]