Jul 252011

The long awaited Blackberry Playbook device is available now in Malaysia and officially launched by Maxis on 16 July 2011 at KLCC. We will talk more about Playbook’s plans & pricing later but now let’s learn what are the specifications in Blackberry Playbook that attract people’s attention.

blackberry playbook

BlackBerry Playbook Full Specifications:

  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
  • Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

Playbook is no doubt the powerful tablet that designed for both work and play. It measures less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound will make you want to take it everywhere. Playbook is capable to perform multitasking with the 1 GHz dual-core processor and highly-responsive touch screen.

Playbook supports Adobe Flash Player and you have no problem in enjoying browsing websites, playing games or movies on the web. Other great features of Playbook are dual HD cameras for video capture and video conferencing and the easiness of Blackberry integration.

Watch the BlackBerry Playbook Introduction video:

Maxis Playbook Plans & Pricing

The recommended retail price of Maxis Playbook models are pricing at RM 1599 (16GB), RM 1899 (32GB) and RM 2199 (64GB). Maxis offers 1.5GB and 3.0GB data plan for PlayBook where users will be bonded for 12 or 24 months contract. For 1.5GB data plan, user will be charged for RM 30 per month while 3.0GB data plan for RM 50 per month.

Existing Maxis BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) user can get BlackBerry Playbook according to the below packages:

maxis blackberry playbook data plan

For non-Maxis BIS users, you can choose to buy a BlackBerry smartphone ( BlackBerry Bold 9780 or BlackBerry Torch 9800)  with PlayBook data plan as shown in the below screenshot.

maxis blackberry playbook data plan for non bis user

If you want to know more information regarding Maxis BlackBerry Playbook data plans, head to official Maxis BlackBerry site.

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