Posted on June 04, 2011

Vodafone Qatar has started pre-registration for the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™.

Vodafone Qatar will be officially launching the PlayBook this month, and customers who register now will be the first to own an official PlayBook from Research In Motion (RIM).

Customers can pre-register via Vodafone’s website at,qa or at one of Vodafone’s retail stores.

The PlayBook is the world’s first professional-grade tablet . Perfect for either large organisations or a single user, the BlackBerry PlayBook is designed to give users what they want, including uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and high performance multimedia, while also providing advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a breakthrough development platform for IT departments and developers.

Key features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook include:

  • 7" 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: microHDMI, microUSB, 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

“We’re delighted to be shortly launching the PlayBook which is sure to appeal to many of our SmartPhone loving and professional customers.  The PlayBook will be an exciting addition to Vodafone’s latest Smartphones collection,” said Daniel Horan, Director-Consumer Business Unit.