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BlackBerry Playbook gets priced, lands in August 6

Finally got word from the PR of RIM that the BlackBerry Playbook will be officially released in the Philippines this August 6, 2011.

Manila, the Philippines – 21 July 2011 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will be available in the Philippines from 6th August 2011. The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three Wi-Fi® models, featuring 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory storage, and will be available nation-wide from authorized retail stores and mobile operators with a 12-month warranty.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich tablet that is ideal for both business and personal use,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director at Research In Motion. “You really need to hold the BlackBerry PlayBook in your hand to fully appreciate how much it stands out in terms of power and portability, and so we encourage customers to visit a retail store and try it out for themselves,” added Wade.


The BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

The BB Playbook suggested retail price is as follows:

16GB at Php23,990
32GB at Php28,990
64GB at Php33,990

You can read our full review of the BlackBerry Playbook here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Wendell Tan says:

    Unless it could play Android Apps its totally useless

  2. jonas says:

    nice one worth waiting but i hope they won’t discontinue this:

  3. gaye says:

    i’ve been holding out on getting a tablet. this looks good but the limited number of apps available made me decide not to put this on the list.

  4. Messie says:

    Good luck sa mga stores sa greenhills na nagbebenta ng 16gb BB playbook na 30-35k =P

  5. luiboowee says:

    This device will eventually run Android apps. :)

  6. Shakey says:

    Good pricing! That’s how you do it LG.. 50K my arse! LOL

  7. adam says:

    Competitive price for that specs.

  8. Azuma says:

    i think PlayBook not consistenly in tablet market. Too much report factory defect.

  9. anti-BS says:

    not sure.. maybe I’ll go with the transformer instead.

  10. This is wonderful, having it is good.

  11. Earl says:

    The phil team should sell well, otherwise, they could be affected by the retrenchment..

  12. It is fast small and responsive, my only gripe is the borders are too big and unnecessarily take up valuable screen space. but still Blackberry is Blackberry! BB user here!

  13. luiboowee says:

    CMK Phones is now selling it:

    16GB at 23,650
    32GB at 27,900

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