Vodacom Group Limited and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now available in South Africa from Vodacom.
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 BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three WiFi models, featuring 16, 32 or 64Gb of memory storage.

“We’re very excited to make the BlackBerry PlayBook available to customers.  It is available today at Vodacom World in Johannesburg and will be available from participating stores nationwide from 29 August 2011,” says Vodacom’s managing executive for sales, Zunaid Dinath.
“With its set of features, portability and power, the BlackBerry PlayBook is an ideal companion for busy people on the move.”
“We’re pleased to bring South African customers an innovative and truly portable tablet which delivers uncompromised performance and a fantastic mobile experience for both consumers and business users,” says Craige Fleischer, regional director for southern Africa at RIM.
“With its exceptional multimedia and Web functionality, as well as its support for true multitasking, this is the tablet that discerning users have been waiting for.”
BlackBerry PlayBook has the following specifications:
* 7-inch 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen.
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Ultra-portable, weighing 425g, with dimensions of 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm).
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1GHz dual-core processor.
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BlackBerry Tablet OS, with support for symmetric multi-processing.
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MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback.
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Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV).
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1080p HDMI output.
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Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear).
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1Gb RAM memory.
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Up to 64Gb internal storage (16, 32 and 64Gb models are available).
* The tablet includes a
GPS, orientation sensor (accelerometer), 6-Axis motion sensor (gyroscope) and digital compass (magnetometer).
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Stereo speakers and stereo microphones.
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WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity.
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support.