Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) on Wednesday announced the launch of BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India, priced at Rs.27,990 (for 16 GB), Rs.32,990 (32GB) and Rs.37,990 (64 GB). It comes in an ultra-portable design and features industry-leading performance with real-time multitasking and symmetrical multiprocessing.

The BlackBerry PlayBook features Wi-Fi support and delivers high-fidelity web browsing including support for Adobe Flash, as well as spectacular high-definition (HD) multimedia, advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and innovative product in the growing tablet marketplace. It is perfect for both large organisations and individuals, and it gives users an unmatched mobile experience,” said RIM Managing Director (India) Frenny Bawa.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a multitasking powerhouse, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound. It includes a vivid 7 inch high resolution display, 1 GHz dual-core processor and the new BlackBerry Tablet operating system, which delivers a highly-responsive, fluid touch screen experience. It also comes with premium multimedia features including dual high-definition cameras for video capture and conferencing.

It will be distributed nationally through Redington India and Ingram Micro, initially in 1,000 retail stores across eight cities and then expanding to other parts of the country.

Accessories for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be available in these stores.