TELECOM & INTERNET | Tony Chua, Hong Kong

BlackBerry PlayBook to be available in Hong Kong in July

The gadget offers an uncompromised, high-fidelity web experience for users to enjoy all the sites, games and media on the web.

Research In Motion (RIM) on Thursday announced plans to launch its much-anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet in Hong Kong. The BlackBerry PlayBook is scheduled to be released in early July through authorized carrier partners and retail channels in Hong Kong.

Ideal for both businesses and individuals, the BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

With support for Adobe® Flash®, Adobe® Mobile AIR® and HTML-5, the BlackBerry PlayBook provides customers with an uncompromised, high-fidelity web experience and offers them the ability to enjoy all of the sites, games and media on the web.

The BlackBerry PlayBook supports high-quality multimedia features. It includes dual HD cameras for picture and video capture and video chatting. The BlackBerry PlayBook offers a vivid display that presents crystal clear pictures and movies. With its rich stereo sound and a powerful media player, the BlackBerry PlayBook rivals the best in the industry. The BlackBerry PlayBook can also be connected to external displays via HDMI allowing presentation, viewing of documents and files and sharing photos and videos on larger screens, making the BlackBerry PlayBook a prefect tool to show one’s creations for work and fun.

Key features of the BlackBerry PlayBook include:

  • 7" 1024x600 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

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