BlackBerry PlayBook is the company’s first tablet device. It was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas and MWC 2011 in Barcelona. BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Earlier this year, it was upgraded to the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 which delivers an enhanced tablet experience and brings improved mobile productivity along with updated BlackBerry Bridge, new apps and content.
The worldwide sales of BlackBerry PlayBook was highly disappointing. Last year, Research-In-Motion (RIM) has already reduced the price of this device in most of the countries including Canada, US, UK, India and so on. The original price of BlackBerry Playbook 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB was £399, £479 and £559 respectively. However, the price was later reduced to £169 for 16 GB, £199 for 32 GB and £329 for 64 GB.
Now, RIM has further reduced the price of BlackBerry PlayBook 64 GB variant to just £129 (approx. $200) in the UK. You heard it right! This amazing tablet is now £200 cheaper from the last price drop and £430 cheaper than the original price tag. This device is currently available for purchase at PC World, Dixons and Currys. To get this tablet, head over to this page. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.
BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, dual HD cameras (3 megapixel front facing, 5 megapixel rear facing), full HD (1080p) video recording and much more.
Other features include HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 64GB internal memory, microHDMI, microUSB, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, Predictive text input and a 5300 mAh Li-Po Standard battery.