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iG Exclusive : Blackberry Playbook Coming to India in May : Priced

The Wait is finally over. We have exclusive news that the Blackberry Playbook is coming to India in the First week of May. Exact Dates are still unknown, But, we are trying to dig deeper into the Tablet haven and get more juicy details on the upcoming Tablet from the super popular RIM-Blackberry India Mobile Division.

We also have information that the tablet will launch at a price of INR 24999/-  and will work with all existing Blackberry Devices that run OS 6 and above. At launch the device will only be able to access emails and content via the tether with mobile option. Later on RIM plans to unlock the untether functionality of the device to work as a stand alone tablet.

RIM announced that its tablet PC BlackBerry PlayBook, which runs on a 1 GHz dual-core processor and sports 1 GB of RAM, will be commercially available from April 19, 2011 in USA and Canada at a price of $499 (Rs 22,455). The 7-inch tablet PC runs on a proprietary OS by RIM and supports Android 2.3 apps and Java apps.

Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion said, “The upcoming addition of BlackBerry Java and Android apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World will provide our users with an even greater choice of apps and will also showcase the versatility of the platform.”

RIM plans to launch two App Markets so users can run the 25,000 BlackBerry Java apps and 200,000 Android apps that can be downloaded off the App World.

More information when available.




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