By May 17, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook Arriving At The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy

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At last it looks like we have some pricing and a release date for the BlackBerry PlayBook here in the UK. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be stocking RIM’s first tablet which they say will be in store on June 16th,

Pricing is pretty much as I expected with the 16GB at from £399; a 32 GB model will be available from £479; and a 64 GB model will be available from £559.

You can see the full press release below:



The Carphone Warehouse and BestBuy today announced they will be stocking the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBookT tablet. In a move set to shake up the tablet market, BlackBerry PlayBook brings business and entertainment needs together in one stunning tablet computer.

Available to pre-order now from and, the new tablet with built-in Wi-Fi support comes in three variations; a 16 GB model will be available from £399; a 32 GB model will be available from £479; and a 64 GB model will be available from £559.

BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to land in the UK on June 16 and features an ultra-portable sleek design and delivers industry leading performance powered by QNX technology. Multitasking heads the list of sophisticated features, making it possible to read an email, surf the web and chat with friends over BBM all at the same time. An industry first, this feature truly sets BlackBerry PlayBook apart from other tablets that have recently hit the market.

For Internet lovers, there’s support for Adobe Flash Player to give uninterrupted web browsing and video streaming using the in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, while for the business-minded, the preloaded Documents To Go® software lets users work with spreadsheets and Word files. Plus, BlackBerry PlayBook cleverly links up with BlackBerry smartphones over Bluetooth with the BlackBerry® Bridge software, enabling people to respond to their BlackBerry smartphone emails in real time on the tablet’s larger display.

Packed with HD multimedia capabilities, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet also comes with two cameras – a front facing 3 megapixel camera and a 5 megapixel rear facing one, each capable of recording 1080p HD video. In addition, there’s exceptional support for media playback and video calling, which can show callers in brilliant clarity on the tablet’s high resolution display.[ii]

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer for The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, said: “The BlackBerry brand is already highly regarded amongst our customers who are looking for excellent smartphones, and I expect BlackBerry PlayBook to be just as popular. The product packs in some fantastic features within a handy travel-friendly size and I’m sure will be well-received. With its speed, HD-capabilities and impressive multitasking BlackBerry Playbook has the potential to impact the tablet market in a significant way.”


Hands up who is getting one?


Posted by: James

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