PlayBook comes to Singapore

Joseph Waring
CommunicAsia2011 Show Daily

BlackBerry PlayBookBlackBerry’s new PlayBook tablet is coming to Singapore on June 23 and will be available at SingTel, StarHub and M1, as well as a number of retail outlets.

Research In Motion announced yesterday customers can place orders for the PlayBook, which comes in three Wi-Fi models. The 16-GB model is priced at S$668, the 32-GB version sells for S$798 and the 64-GB device goes for S$928 (including GST).

Gregory Wade, RIM’s regional managing director, said the PlayBook supports Adobe Flash Player, multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.
Yesterday RIM also introduced new versions of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone – the 9900 and 9930 running on the new BlackBerry 7 operating system.

Both models have a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave backplate. At 10.5mm, they are the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones  released.

The devices feature a built-in compass (magnetometer) to support location-based services and augmented reality. They also have built-in support for near field communications and support up to 720p HD video recording and playback. 

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