Research In Motion (RIM) announced their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be launched in Thailand on July 22, 2011. This announcement comes after the 30 day 16 country launch campaign the company started more than 30 days ago.
The 7-inch tablet will be offered at top national retailers AIS, TrueMove, Jay Mart and TG Fone. Rim will be releasing the tablet in three storage capacities with Wi-Fi only connectivity. For a 16 GB model buyers will need Bt16,990, for 32 GB’s Bt18,990, and 64 GB’s Bt21,990.
Dany Bolduc, VP of Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam at Research In Motion, said “The BlackBerry PlayBook will offer customers in Thailand an amazingly powerful experience in an incredibly portable 7″ tablet design. Thanks to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s premium hardware features and sophisticated QNX-based operating system, users will enjoy an exceptional browsing and multimedia experience.”
The QNX-based operating system that Bolduc is referring to is RIM’s BlackBerry Tablet OS. Recently RIM released their third update to the ever-growing OS and they show no sign of slowing the updates down. The Tablet OS is a brand new venture for RIM, one they started on last year but entered the market with a physical product this earlier this year.
The PlayBook is a device that offers very nice hardware specifications and support for the major browsing technology that Apple ditched for the iPad, Adobe Flash. The PlayBook has Adobe Flash and more, just check out the tablets features list below:
- 7-inch1024×600 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 out
- Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
- 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