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BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Pre-order, Pricing and Launch Date at Best Buy
      #40259 - 03/22/11 07:53 AM

Today, RIM and Best Buy announced the pre-orders, pricing and launch date for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi will come in three models: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage at $499, $599 and $699 respectively. It is scheduled to be available on April 19 from all Best Buy stores and Best Buy Mobile stores in the U.S., as well as Best Buy and Future Shop stores in Canada. Customers in the U.S. and Canada can place their orders beginning today by visiting their local Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile or Future Shop store, or by ordering on-line (after 8 a.m. EDT) at:

? U.S. ? www.bestbuy.com/playbook
? Canada ? www.bestbuy.ca/blackberry or www.futureshop.ca/blackberry



BlackBerry PlayBook specifications:

* 7" 1024x600 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 our video demos of the BlackBerry PlayBook at:
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=39990




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