Update: BlackBerry Playbook Most Likely to Hit Indian Shelves By June 22

The BlackBerry Playbook page is back up with the option to pre-register for the tablet. Advanced booking of the Playbook begins today where one can visit a BlackBerry retailer and fill out the registration form. Also those who purchase the Playbook between the 23rd to the 30th of June, 2011 are eligible to receive a free HDMI cable and a leather case.


For all you BlackBerry aficionados out there, this will be some interesting piece of information for you. The BlackBerry Playbook is likely to come to India by the 22nd of June. The business oriented tablet which was initially supposed to be launched across the world by the end of last year, with the Indian launch touted to be in May will finally make its way here.

BlackBerry Playbook coming to India!

BlackBerry Playbook coming to India!



Our sources reveal that this information is true with further confirmation coming in the form of an advertisement on the first page of the Mumbai edition of the Times of India. The advertisement states that one can pre-order the tablet before June 22nd and will be available to get premium accessories which are a leather case and a HDMI cable free.

A brief view on the specifications of the BlackBerry Playbook:

  • 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: micro HDMI, micro USB, 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)

To get more information and to pre-order the Blackberry Playbook visit http://in.blackberry.com/playbook. To find the nearest retailer in your area, you can send an SMS by typing “PLAYBOOK <pincode> to 56070.”  We tried logging onto this page, however we got a 404 error saying, “Sorry. The page you requested has been moved or no longer exists.”  We will keep you informed on the status of the upcoming tablet from BlackBerry.

Published Date: Jun 09, 2011 03:53 pm | Updated Date: Jun 09, 2011 03:53 pm