The much awaited BlackBerry PlayBook has been finally launched in India at an event in Mumbai. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan along with Research In Motion's Managing Director, Frenny Bawa officially launched the tablet which comes in an ultra-portable design and features industry-leading performance with real-time multitasking and symmetrical multiprocessing. BlackBerry claims that the PlayBook delivers high-fidelity web browsing including support for Adobe Flash, as well as spectacular High-Definition multimedia, advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support.

Salman Khan and RIM's Frenny Bawa unveil the PlayBook

Salman Khan and RIM's Frenny Bawa unveil the PlayBook

Speaking at the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook, Frenny Bawa said, “With the BlackBerry PlayBook we are stepping into a new era of mobile computing and opening up new and even more exciting opportunities for developers and content publishers with support for Adobe Flash, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML-5.”

BlackBerry says that customers who have a BlackBerry smartphone that run OS 5.0 or higher can also benefit from BlackBerry Bridge, a unique feature that allows a user to wirelessly and securely connect their BlackBerry smartphone to their BlackBerry PlayBook over Bluetooth. They go on to say that the secure connection allows the user to access their BlackBerry smartphone's email, address book, calendar, memo pad, task list, BBM and browsing functionality using the large display on the tablet.

The PlayBook is finally here

The PlayBook is finally here

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook –

  • 7-inch 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 425g and 130mm x 194mm x 10mm
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for 1080p HD video playback H.264, MPEG4, WMV
  • HDMI out
  • Dual HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64GB internal storage 16, 32 and 64GB models
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support

The BlackBerry PlayBook is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models and will be priced at an MRP of Rs. 29,500, Rs. 34,500 and Rs. 39,500 respectively. The tablet will be distributed nationally through Redington India and Ingram Micro, initially in 1000 retail stores across 8 cities and then expanded to other parts of the country.  Accessories for the BlackBerry PlayBook will also be available in these stores.

Check out our complete review of the BlackBerry PlayBook here

Publish date: June 23, 2011 10:29 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:03 pm

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