The BlackBerry PlayBook will hit local shelves come August 6th and as expected only Wi-Fi version is available in 3 variants. The slate has a suggested retail price as listed below, all of which are protected with a 12-month warranty.
BlackBerry PlayBook (Wi-Fi) Price Schedule:
16GB at P23,990
32GB at P28,990
64GB at P33,990
Those who have been eyeing for this tablet can head over to authorized retail stores and mobile operators in the country starting August 6th.
Just in case you didn’t notice, the Philippine price of each model of BlackBerry PlayBook is actually the same with the local price of each Wi-Fi Only model of iPad 2. It’s the same thing you should have noticed with the SRPs of BlackBerry PlayBook and iPad 2 in the US. That means if you’ll compare the two, you’ve to disregard the price and instead, focus more on the design, functionality, performance, support, and among others.
Check out BlackBerry PlayBook specs and features below followed with the official press release.
BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive LCD touch screen display
1 GHz dual-core processor
1 GB RAM
16, 32, and 64 GB internal storage
Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV) 1080p HDMI output
GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support
5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
0.9 lbs (425g)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Available in the Philippines on 6 August
Manila, the Philippines – 21 July 2011 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will be available in the Philippines from 6th August 2011. The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three Wi-Fi® models, featuring 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory storage, and will be available nation-wide from authorized retail stores and mobile operators with a 12-month warranty.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich tablet that is ideal for both business and personal use,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director at Research In Motion. “You really need to hold the BlackBerry PlayBook in your hand to fully appreciate how much it stands out in terms of power and portability, and so we encourage customers to visit a retail store and try it out for themselves,” added Wade.
The BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.
BlackBerry PlayBook specifications include:
• 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
• Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (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 high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV) 1080p HDMI output
• Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
• 1 GB RAM memory
• Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
• GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
• Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
• Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
• Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
For more information about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, please visit
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.