TM has announced that they are waiving the installation fee for VIP20 and BIZ20 plans that offers 20Mbps. This comes right after they announced that they will be charging RM200 fee for UniFi installations beginning next month.
Since VIP20 and BIZ20 plans are quite premium at RM249/month for home and RM899/month for 20Mbps, this is the least they can do to drive adoption. As mentioned before, RM200 for installation fee isn’t that bad considering the free 802.11n router and IPTV set up box with each installation. This offer last until 31st December 2010.
After weeks and weeks of rumours and speculation, BlackBerry has finally revealed it’s debut tablet device with the unlikely moniker — the PlayBook. At least BlackBerry proved the rumour of its tablet carrying name BlackPad as completely unfounded.
RIM claims the BlackBerry PlayBook is a professional grade and comes with a 7in touch-screen which is exactly the same size as the on on the Samsung Galaxy tab, larger than the Dell Streak and smaller than the 9.7in touchscreen on the device that it is competing directly against, the Apple iPad.
On paper, the PlayBook is packed with decent hardware to ensure that it can keep up with what the competition has to offer. Processing power is provided by a dual-core 1GHz processor with a whopping 1GB of RAM. In comparison, the magical iPad packs a 1Ghz processor with a paltry 256MB of RAM. Unlike the iPad the PlayBook has two cameras. There’s a 3MP foward-facing camera that’s will be used primarily for video calls and the likes while the rearward facing camera uses a 5MP sensor. No information on whether it can record HD videos at the moment but with the HDMI-out feature, why not.
Connectivity-wise, the PlayBook boasts HDMI-out and USB connectivity along with native capability to pair with BlackBerry smartphones for what we think is for data connectivity or sharing of media. There’s WiFi and Bluetooth on board but at the moment there’s no 3G connectivity built-in though RIM has indicated that this feature might be included in future incarnations of the PlayBook. Also, the PlayBook is capable of churning out 1080p video playback.
For the PlayBook, RIM abandoned BlackBerry’s own smartphone OS — the BlackBerry 6 — for a bespoke BlackBerry Tablet OS that delivers a navigation experience that is akin to that of Palm’s WebOS platform.
To the BlackBerry fans out there, if you’re all fired up to get one of these PlayBooks you’ll have to wait as there early reveal doesn’t make for an early launch. First units of this tablet will only hit the stores early 2011 in the US with an international launch slated for Q2 2011.
As always, we will try to get you the latest updates on the PlayBook as and when it happens, so keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com
In the meantime, head on over to after the jump for official promo video of the BlackBerry Playbook and an official press release from RIM