BlackBerry maker Research in Motion today launched the much awaited BlackBerry Tablet – PlayBook at an event in Mumbai today. The 7-inch PlayBook is powered by a 1GHz Dual Core processor and packs 1 GB of RAM. It runs on QNX which makes the BlackBerry PlayBook really snappy. The Multitasking on the PlayBook is the best we have even seen on a Tablet. The Browser and Multimedia capabilities are pretty awesome too. The only letdown is the absence of native email which is coming later year.
Currently to use email on the PlayBook you require a BlackBerry handset and a BlackBerry Bridge Application. If you are paranoid about someone reading your email on the iPad lying at work or home, you should check out BlackBerry Bridge on the PlayBook. It’s pretty secure and it’s a nice idea.
Interesting features of the PlayBook include 5 MP Rear Camera and 3MP Front Camera, Video calling, Full HD Video playbook and Capture (1080p) and DocumentsToGo Office suite.
The HDMI out of the PlayBook lets you watch the interface on a large screen and there is no lag.
The Gesture based UI is pretty cool and there are no physical buttons apart from the volume keys , power button and play/pause key.
Native email support and ability to run Android apps will arrive later this year.Currently you can download compatible apps from BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry PlayBook India Prices
The tablet has been up for pre-order for a while and is hitting stores today.
Here are the retail prices for the WiFi only version of the PlayBook
16GB – Rs.27990
32GB – Rs.32990
64GB – Rs.37990
Are you going to pick one up ?