Salman Khan launches RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Wednesday launched its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India. Popular movie actor Salman Khan did the unveiling.

Powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB Ram (both mean faster processing and rendering), Blackberry playbook has a 7" LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, High resolution, WSVGA, capacitive screen with 4-finger multi-touch and gesture support. The tablet has a 5 MP rear camera and a 3 MP front camera for video chat.

The tablet can multi-task and supports Adobe Flash & HTML5. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Good thing is, to enrich the lives of Blackberry Playbook users, RIM has recently launched Facebook application for Playbook as well.

You can find all specs and features Here and specs in bulleted form Here.

Below is a video, which compares Blackberry Playbook and Apple iPad side by side (the smaller tablet is the Blackberry Playbook). The video compares the two tablets on speed, supporting open web standards, fluidity of animation and what it means if a tablet doesn't support Flash:

Below is a review of Blackberry Playbook:

Price and availability: Blackberry Playbook is available at Rs. 27,990 (16 GB), Rs. 32,990 (32 GB) and Rs. 37,990 (64 GB); and the prices are similar to Apple iPad.The tablet will be distributed nationally through Redington India and Ingram Micro, initially in 1000 retail stores across eight cities and will then expand to other parts of the country. Accessories for the BlackBerry PlayBook will also be available in these stores.

Before making you final decision to go for Blackberry playbook or some other tablet, I think a few things the buyer should ask himself or herself are: How much you multitask?, how much you watch flash content, like videos on Youtube? and what is your preferred tablet screen size 7 inches or 10 inches. Giving these three points a sincere thought and taking cues from videos shared above (not the Salman Khan one), one can arrive at a good decision. --------

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