Blackberry just launched its first tablet in the market – the Blackberry Playbook.
It comes in three models:
16GB at P23,990
32GB at P28,990
64GB at P33,990
And it has kick-ass specs:
â€¢ 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
â€¢ Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1â€ x 7.6â€ x 0.4â€ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
â€¢ 1 GHz dual-core processor
â€¢ BlackBerryÂ® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
â€¢ MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
â€¢ Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV) 1080p HDMI output
â€¢ Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
â€¢ 1 GB RAM memory
â€¢ Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
â€¢ GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
â€¢ Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
â€¢ Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
â€¢ BluetoothÂ® 2.1+EDR support
Many people say that its software is a bit limited. Â Which is true. Â Everyone is watiting for the Android app support for the Playbook. Â But, despite the many critique against the Playbook, Iâ€™d still defend it simply because its benefits for outweigh its limitations at least on my end.
I will post my unboxing and quick review of the Blackberry Playbook tablet soon 🙂
Meanwhile you can already have your very own Blackberry Playbook if you are a Smart subscriber.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is available for pre-order from August 8 until August 17, 2011 from www.smart.com.ph/bbplaybook.
Get it for free with a BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 at Plan 3000 or with a BlackBerry Torch 9800 at Plan 4000. Buyers will be notified by phone once the unit becomes available. Bundle offers are available on a 24-month contract.
Smart also offers services for BlackBerry smartphones in prepaid configurations to suit the needs of every user. BlackBerry Unlimited Data Plans are available for as low as P50 for one day of unlimited surfing or for as low as P35 a day for unlimited email and messaging.
For those into social networking services such as FacebookÂ® and Twitterâ„¢, Smart also offers the BlackBerry Lite Social Bundle at just P35 a day.
Click here if you are a Globe subscriber.