BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets Price List in India January 2017
About BlackBerry PlayBook
The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that is developed by BlackBerry Ltd and is manufactured by Quanta Computer on contract. The tablet ran on the BlackBerry Tablet OS, but was also capable of running Android applications.
History of BlackBerry PlayBook series
The BlackBerry PlayBook was showcased in 2010 and underwent release a year later in the Canada and the US. This was a Wi-Fi enabled tablet that came in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants.
However, in June 2012, the 16GB version was suspended. In Canada, the PlayBook 4G LTE was launched in August 2012. An additional version of this device, i.e. the PlayBook 3G+ was launched in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the 4G LTE and 3G+ devices only came in a 32GB model.
Popularity in India
Although BlackBerry is one of the main smartphone competitors in the country, it is a late entrant to the tablet market. With its PlayBook tablets, BlackBerry did offer a great tablet that came with an innovative operating system. Another reason for their popularity is also its incredible and advanced security features. So for the BlackBerry loyalists, the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tempting option.
While it was launched worldwide much earlier than in India, the device didn’t do extremely well. However, the PlayBook did take a bite out of the tablet market for sure.
Design of BlackBerry PlayBook series
The BlackBerry PlayBook series are small and look sophisticated. These devices are so lightweight that it can easily fit into a pocket of a jacket. Moreover, there are no buttons on the front of the PlayBook devices. These are handled by onscreen control navigation. In addition, these devices have round edges with a rubberized finish on the back side edges.
This provides a firm grip on the tablet. With a 7 inch LCD display that has WSVGA resolution, the screen appears quite clear and sharp. The smooth screen ensures that its colour appearance is vibrant and real, with incredible viewing angles. The devices are perfect for watching HD content and various other media with 3D graphics speed.
Features of BlackBerry PlayBook series
The BlackBerry PlayBook uses a 1/1.5 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments’ OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM. The graphics are supported through a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The models come with 16/32/64GB of internal memory and are not expandable.
On these PlayBook series, there is a 5MP camera on the back top section. In addition, there is also a 3MP front facing camera for video calls. Both cameras can shoot 1080p videos. The tablets run on BlackBerry’s own tablet OS called the QNX. This OS offers spontaneous multitasking capabilities, stunning large touch screen displays, multi-touch support and more.
Through quality gesture support, you can swipe and choose applications in a hassle free manner. Moreover, the BlackBerry PlayBook is compatible with heaps of various apps (from Android and BlackBerry World), which include creative programs, games, music players and communication apps.
The BlackBerry PlayBook can be connected via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE (on specific variants), GPS, micro USB port, micro HDMI port. They feature a few sensors that include a magnetometer, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. As for the virtual keypad, it’s well designed with sufficient space connecting the buttons.
The device is fitted with a 5300mAh Li-Ion polymer battery that can support up to 10 hours of normal usage.
It is believed that BlackBerry is working on a smartphone, codenamed as Venice. It is primarily an Android running device that features a slider QWERTY keyboard and is slated for release later in the year.