While browsing one of my favorite mobile device websites I came across an amazing find - BlackBerry Playbook Pre-Order form! MobileCityOnline
is currently taking Pre-Orders for $599.99 with not estimated date of arrival. The site has listed the Playbook MSRP at $899.99. Rumors on the grapevine have sounded that the Playbook Tablet will be available as early as February of 2011! Will you be ordering your Playbook to get your hands on it as soon as possible or will you wait to get on in-store? I must say, from personal experience with M.C.O. they are a reliable and dependable Mobile sales company based in New York City and I have ordered several devices from them in the past...just reassuring you everyone this is no hoax. IF YOU LOVE RIM ORDER YOURS NOW*!
I called M.C.O. to interview them about the fact that the price they are listing it at does not match with recent news reportings claiming that the PlayBook would be priced at a lower margin than the Apple *cough*trash*cough* I-Pad. The representative explained that that is the current price reflects only what they know since they have not recieved shipment; however once the beloved PlayBook goes on sale the price will either go down to reflect the MSRP which the product will actually be sold for nationwide or it will go up depending on what RIM decides to do - as Jim Balsille stated "The PlayBook will be priced under $500."
Blackberry Playbook Tablet Specification
• 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
• BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
• 1 GHz dual-core processor
• 1 GB RAM
• Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
• Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
• Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
• HDMI video output
• Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
• Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
• Ultra thin and portable:
o Measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
o Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
* I am not affiliated with MobileCityOnline, I am just an enthusiast of RIM products.