BlackBerry PlayBook arrives in UK one day early

BlackBerry PlayBook arrives in UK one day early

Summary: The BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion's first tablet device, has gone on sale in the Selfridges department store in London. It is set for general release on Thursday.

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The BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion's first tablet device, has gone on sale in the Selfridges department store in London. It is set for general release on Thursday.

The Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry tablet comes in three different configurations, with the only difference being the amount of internal storage space.

Pricing for the 16GB model will be £399, doubling storage to 32GB takes the cost to £479 while maxing out storage with the 64GB version will cost £559. In comparison, the Apple 64GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 also costs £559.

Key specs of the device include a 7-inch 1024x600 WSVGA capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz dual-core processor, QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet operating system, dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and 1GB RAM.

From Thursday, Best Buy, Dixons, Currys, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U will also all be stocking the PlayBook, according to The Telegraph.

The PlayBook went on sale in the US in April.

Topic: Mobility

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