BlackBerry launches PlayBook in UAE

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The all-new baby of BlackBerry, the BlackBerry PlayBook, from Canadian firm, Research in Motion (RIM), makes its debut in the UAE market despite initial fears that delay in shipping from Europe would hold up the launch in the region.

The BlackBerry PlayBook boasts of a high-definition screen of 1080×600 resolution, and has outstanding touch technology that is on par with the Apple iPad. The seven-inch device will have a battery life of up to eight hours continuous usage time, and even more in standby time, claims? Mike Al Mefleh, Director of Product Management at RIM Middle East.

Playbook will support the Arabic language as well, and will have access to browsers besides the BlackBerry browser, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With a weight of 400 grams, the device will feature a dual core processor with 1 GHz per processor, and will have 1 GB of RAM. The PlayBook also supports Adobe Flashplayer v10.1, which provides a high quality video playback. Featuring a 5MP camera on the back and a 3MP camera on the front, PlayBook?s camera boasts high-picture quality.

The Blackberry tablet supports both Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi network. Blackberry?s designer and manufacturer, RIM, has said that it hopes to release the device in the market with at least 4,000 apps.

Globally, PlayBook is available at USD 499, USD 599 and USD 699 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, respectively. The PlayBook is set to hit the stores in UAE on June 25th, but prices in UAE have yet to be announced.

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