June 20, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook Available Early July

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RIM (Research In Motion) announced blakcberry Playbook will be available in Hong Kong in early July 2011. Besides Hong Kong, 15 other countries that will arrival the Playbook around July is the UK, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Venezuela, Spain, Germany, UAE, Singapore, Mexico, France, Italy, Indonesia and Colombia.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet comes with dual HD cameras, HTML 5 support, 1 GHz Dual Core processor, 1 Gb of RAM memory and 64 Gb of internal memory (available in 3 model choices, 16 Gb, 32 Gb and 64Gb) this target market in addition to business and individual users .

On the same occasion RIM also announced revenue internationally in the quarter increased 67 percent compared to the previous year. Revenue in fiscal 2012 first quarter grew 16 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. The value of this one quarter net income was $695 million.

First fiscal year 2012 revenue was recorded 4.9 billion U.S. dollars, down 12 percent from 5.6 billion U.S. dollar in the previous quarter. However, these revenues increased 16 percent from 4.2 billion in the same quarter last year.

RIM's revenues derived from approximately 78 percent of hardware, services 20 percent and 2 percent of software and other revenue.

In a press release issued by RIM, reported that RIM has launched the BlackBerry Playbook in North America and shipped about 500 thousand units in the first quarter of Playbook. Reportedly also during the first quarter, RIM has shipped about 13,2 ​​million BlackBerry and about 500 thousand Playbook tablets.


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