This is a moment we've all been waiting for; the PlayBook release is headed our way finally! After months of waiting and speculation, Best Buy is finally accepting pre-orders for RIM's BlackBerry Playbook.
Similar to the Apple iPad, the PlayBook will come in three sizes including 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage at $499, $599 and $699 respectively.
The BlackBerry PlayBook prides itself on being the world's first "professional-grade tablet." It's design is portable and its operating systems leads in performance with its high-end web browser with Adobe, Flash, and Player 10.1 support, multitasking, high-definition multimedia features, security features, and out-of-the-box support."Previews of the BlackBerry PlayBook have generated tremendous excitement and we know that customers are eager to get their hands on one," said Craig McLennan, Regional Managing Director, North America, Research In Motion. "We share that excitement and we are very pleased to announce that customers can begin placing their orders with Best Buy today."
Not enough to entice you? Check out this hefty list of specs!
- 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
You can choose to pre-order the PlayBook in stores or online at the following websites:
Canada -BlackBerry Store - Best Buy Canada
Are you excited or what?