The much awaited BlackBerry PlayBook, made by Research In Motion (RIM), will hit stores on April 19. Initially, it will be available in 20,000 retail stores in the USA and Canada.
BlackBerry PlayBook, with Wifi, will be available in three models and prices will start from $499 (about Rs 22,455).
Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer at RIM, said, “BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet that is already being widely praised as a multi-tasking powerhouse with an uncompromised web experience and an ultra-portable design.”
“Given the high level of customer interest in the BlackBerry PlayBook, we are particularly pleased to be working with such an amazing line up of retails partners,” he added.
Among the companies expected to sell BlackBerry PlayBook are AT&T, Radio Shack, Verizon Wireless, Cbeyond, and Cellular South in the USA. While in Canada, companies such as Costco, Future Shop, Telus, Walmart and WIND Mobile will be marketing the PlayBook.
The tablet has a seven inch high resolution display, web browsing with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, multitasking, HD multimedia, and advanced security features.