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.