Blackberry Playbook Doubts and Technical Specifications

Can the Blackberry Playbook be used as phone using my 3G SIM card?

The basic fact is that Blackberry Playbook is a tablet but not a cellphone like Blackberry Phones, obviously you cannot use your SIM cards in it to make calls. It will run on Blackberry operating system having their own marketplace from where you can download thousands of available applications.

Blackberry Tablet

BlackBerry Playbook

For what other purposes this Blackberry Playbook can be used?

Blackberry Playbook features are ideal for games, multimedia applications and other internet connected online software operations. This tablet is a true multi-tasking device having rich stereo sound effects and crystal clear HD display. Especially this tablet is ideal for entertainment and or business purposes.

What are the technical specifications of this Blackberry Playbook Tablet?

  • Like other Blackberry phones, even this tablet runs on Blackberry OS
  • Got a 7 inch capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • 1024 x 600 pixels screen resolution
  • Processor is with a speed of 1 GHz (Dual-core)
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Camera comes with 5 Megapixels having HD video recording
  • Has a front camera of 3 Megapixels for video conferencing
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Supported Video formats: H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV Video Playback
  • HDMI Video Output
  • Web Kit / HTML-5 Web Browser
  • Supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 10mm
  • Weighs about 400 gmWhat is the current price of Blackberry Playbook in India?

    This tablet was launched in India on June 22, 2011 and since then the prices have slashed a couple of times. At launch the price was Rs. 27,990 and then to 26,200 and now for year-end sales the tablet is available for Rs. 13,490 (the price quoted here are for standard models but you need to check with the technical specifications for the model you choose accordingly the price will change)

    No tablets will operate as phone where we can use SIM cards?

    It is just Blackberry Playbook which will not operate as phone and only Samsung Models which they call Tabs or Note will operate as phone. Samsung Galaxy Note is not a Tablet instead it is a phone extended in size and features made available similar to tabs.


  1. says

    thanks for sharing the details, I have just booked a Playbook for 15k.. I think it is an awesome deal.. isn’t it..?

  2. sanjay saxena says

    can u give us the local mob no of bb support in india

  3. Edwin says

    can a blackberry playbook make calls?

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