After a long wait, Maxis customers will be able to enjoy the most powerful ultra-portable tablet to hit Malaysian shores with the launch of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. Maxis launched the new tablet at an exclusive event, against a backdrop of breathtaking views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline from The View at Level 29 of G Tower. The “by-invitation” event saw about 300 members of the media as well as customers, coming together for a night of devices, dinner, dancing and lucky draws. Twenty lucky guests also walked away with BlackBerry® devices.

Maxis offers its customers the new BlackBerry Playbook at the affordable retail price of RM1,599 for 16GB; RM1,899 for 32GB and RM2,199 for 64GB. Even better, existing Maxis BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) users can get the PlayBook tablet for as low as RM990 when they sign up for a 3 GB PlayBook data plan with their BlackBerry smartphone. Click Here for More Details on The Plans

Jean Pascal Van Overbeke, Maxis’ Chief Operating Officer and host of the event said, “Maxis has been constantly bringing the future to our customers, delighting them with enhanced communications experiences. We have invested in the building of an entire ecosystem that supports their communications needs – through providing them with the best devices, rate plans, network coverage and customer service. We are pleased today to launch this beautiful new sophisticated tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook first and exclusively to our customers. In addition, we are providing them with special offers on BlackBerry Internet Service plans to make their communications experience more meaningful. Maxis customers today enjoy the widest fixed and wireless broadband footprint across Malaysia. This important feature of Maxis’ service provides customers with better speed and coverage; and will certainly provide for a truly optimised overall BlackBerry experience, enabling them to enjoy seamless connectivity even while on the go.”

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, Research In Motion’s first foray into the tablet arena, is one of the most highly anticipated devices of 2011 in the Malaysian market. The tablet’s exciting features include true multi tasking, a best-in-class media experience, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, industry leading performance and secure access to enterprise data. The tablet is also a great companion device for BlackBerry smartphone users who value affordability, reliability and high functionality. It acts as a secure window into the user’s BlackBerry smartphone data providing them with the ability to access email including attachments, BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) chats, and other data on the smartphone.

The BlackBerry PlayBook will be available at all Maxis Centres and Maxis Exclusive Partners nationwide from 17 July 2011. Maxis customers can dial 123 from their Maxis mobile or log on to for further information on the BlackBerry PlayBook and the related packages from Maxis.

[Via Maxis Press Release]



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