Research In Motion has extended the 50 per cent discount offer on its WiFi only PlayBook tablet till 7 January 2012. This offer was initially valid only till 31 December 2011.
As per the 50 per cent discount offer, the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available at a discounted price of Rs 13,490. Similarly the 32 GB PlayBook model is available at a discounted price of Rs 16,490 while the 64 GB PlayBook model is available at a discounted price of Rs 24,490.
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7-inch LCD display with 1024×600 pixel resolution in a landscape mode. With 10 mm slimness, it houses a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 architecture based processor and has PowerVR SGX540 graphics. The tablet has 1 GB RAM and comes in 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB on-board storage. By default the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet runs on BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0 version.
At the rear lies a 5 megapixel camera that can record full 1080p HD videos and there’s a secondary 3 megapixel camera in the front that can support 720p HD video while video chat.
For the attractive price of Rs 13,000-Rs 15,000, there is no other compelling hardware bearing tablet available Indian market as of now. RIM has promised to release the BlackBerry tablet OS 2.0 in February that will bring Native Email support and run select Android applications on the tablet as well. If you plan to invest on this PlayBook tablet, it certainly would be a good deal.