BlackBerry fans in India will soon get to lay their hands on the much anticipated Playbook tablet computer. Research In Motion, the makers of the device, has opened pre registration process for the tablet for Indians; allocation of the same will be done on first come first serve basis.
The expected delivery date for the BlackBerry Playbook, as announced by the company, is June 23, while the pre booking has opened from today itself. The price has not been disclosed by the company but, according to retail dealers, the tablet is expected to cost between Rs 27,000 to Rs 30,000.
To make users experience the Playbook, first hand BlackBerry experience zones have been set up at various places in the country, where pre registration forms are also available.
Once the product is available, the person will be intimated who then can purchase the device from the nearest BlackBerry store by showing the pre registration token given to the them during the pre booking.
Research In Motion is also offering a free leather case and an HDMI cable for connecting the Playbook to a big screen television. Only customers, who had pre registered themselves for the tablet, will get the freebies.
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 Wifi 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.