BlackBerry PlayBook Releasing On April 19th For $499, Available For Pre-Order Now!

Research In Motion (RIM) has made it official that they will be releasing their first tablet called the BlackBerry PlayBook on April 19th with a price tag starting at $499 in United States and Canada. It features a brilliant 7″ high-res capacitative mulit-touch display with a highly responsive fluid touch screen experience. It also offers unmatched web browsing on any mobile platform with full support for Flash 10.1 as well as true multitasking, HD multimedia content, advanced security features and much more. It is now available for pre-order at Best Buy.

Following retailers and wireless carriers will initially carry BlackBerry PlayBook in US and Canada:
United States: AT&T, Best Buy, Cbeyond, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell, Office Depot, RadioShack,, Staples, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, BlackBerry from Wireless Giant

Canada: Bell, Best Buy, Chapters / Indigo, Costco, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS Allstream, Rogers, Sasktel, Sears,, Staples, Telus, Tbooth Wireless

Pricing & Models: BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi will be released in 3 models with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage priced at $499, $599 and $699 respectively.

Tech Specs: Here are the complete specifications of BlackBerry Playbook:

● 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen

● Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)

● 1 GHz dual-core processor

● BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing

● MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback

● Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)

● 1080p HDMI output

● Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)

● 1 GB RAM memory

● Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)

● GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)

● Stereo speakers and stereo microphones

● Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity

● Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support

Check out the cool promo video of BlackBerry playbook below:








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[via TechCrunch]



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