As we told earlier, BlackBerry today launched its PlayBook tablet computer in India. Research In Motion, the makers of the device, has opened pre registration process for the tablet for Indians some time ago and allocation of the same will be done on first come first serve basis.
Frenny Bawa, Mahnaging director, India – Research in Motion while launching the PlayBook said, “The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and innovative product in the growing tablet marketplace. It’s perfect for both large organisations and individuals, and it gives users an unmatched mobiloe experience.”
The seven inch tablet that was earlier expected to be launched in the country in May has been postponed due to an unexpected delay in shipments.
PlayBook has a capacitive multi touch input, dual core 1 GHz processor along with dedicated graphics and 1GB of RAM with the option of 16, 32 or 64 GB of onboard storage. There is no expandable-memory slot in this device.
There is only a Wi-Fi version of the PlayBook, which means a GSM version is not even in the making, but PlayBook has the functionality to be tethered to any existing BlackBerry smartphone for email and other BlackBerry functionality.
Priced at Rs 27,990 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi model the PlayBook is about two thousand rupees cheaper then the iPad 2. The other two models are 32 and 64 GB which are available for Rs 32,990 and Rs 37,990 receptively.