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BlackBerry PlayBook launch event in Singapore

Launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook in Singapore

Update (15 June): My review of the BlackBerry PlayBook is out.

The BlackBerry PlayBook was launched with aplomb in Singapore on Wednesday evening.  Designed to give uncompromising web browsing with full Adobe Flash support and “true” multitasking, RIM is billing its first tablet  as a enterprise-ready performance-grade tablet.  I’ve had the opportunity to try out the PlayBook for about a week now, and I shall reserve my comments in my review; suffice enough to say that I like it.

Before going on to the pictures I took of the event, below are some key points for those eager to get hold of the PlayBook in Singapore

  • Singapore is the first country in Asia where the PlayBook is launched (Note that this is not related to availability of stocks; see below)
  • PlayBook will be available for customers in Singapore “within the month” of June
  • Pre-registration for the PlayBook started as of 9th June, 2011
  • A comprehensive list of retailers will be updated at http://sg.blackberry.com/playbook/wheretobuy
  • No RRP was announced yet, though it is probably safe to say that you can use the US price of US$499 (16GB), US$599 (32GB) and US$699 (64GB) multiplied by the current exchange rate as an accurate gauge.  Remember to add in the 7% GST too.

You can read my brief hands-on with the PlayBook, or check out the U.S. PlayBook website here.

Guests consisting of bloggers, partners and Telco representatives mingling before the start of the event

Guests consisting of bloggers, partners and Telco representatives mingling before the start of the event

The Flying Dutchman and Vernetta Lopez were roped in to host the event

The Flying Dutchman and Vernetta Lopez were roped in to host the event

Event in full swing

Event in full swing

Booths were set up so that guests can give the PlayBook a spin

Booths were set up so that guests can give the PlayBook a spin

Built-in HDMI-out capability allows the PlayBook to be simultaneously projected onto a larger display

Built-in HDMI-out capability allows the PlayBook to be simultaneously projected onto a larger display

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  • michael

    Playbook – it is super!
    like it so much 64GB model.
    will be my portable device on top of my laptop.

    cheers!
    have fun playing with this superb gadget..

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    Congratulation! BlackBerry PlayBook is great!

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