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BlackBerry PlayBook to launch August 6 in the Philippines

BlackBerry PlayBook to launch in the Philippines August 6!

This just in! Research in Motion’s (RIM) professional grade tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, will be available in the Philippines starting August 6, 2011. The prices are very competitive with the Apple iPad. Sadly there’s no 3G model yet so all we have right now are WiFi Only models. Here are the prices:

16GB BlackBerry PlayBook — P23,990
32GB BlackBerry PlayBook — P28,990
64GB BlackBerry PlayBook — P33,990

Here are the specs:

• 7″ 1024×600 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 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

We had some hands-on time with the PlayBook when it was brought here several months ago. Click here to read our initial impressions. We’ll be doing a more comprehensive review next week. One of our writers is bringing home a unit from Singapore.

PlayBook in the Philippines!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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3 Comments

  1. A BB Playbook bridged to a BB phone with unlimited data plan will be awesome.

    Sadly, with less and less support from the app developers, the PB seems to be in a very bad situation.

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