BlackBerry PlayBook Launch June 16, Prices From Â£399
Finally, the eagerly awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be arriving on our shores. It is currently available to pre-order from Â£399, with a launch date of June 16.
The 7-inch tablet at 425 grams is lighter than that of the Apple iPad 2 and unlike the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook has the added benefit of Adobe Flash support, so those videos that will not play on the Apple tablet due its lack of Adobe Flash will play happily on the BlackBerry tablet.
The PlayBook comes with two cameras that have a superior megapixel count than a number of other tablets. The rear camera is a 5MP with a good image quality, the front-facing camera is 3MP and will be mainly used for video calling.
As stated in the article by Which, there is an indication that the front facing camera on the PlayBook is more likely to be used with BlackBerry’s own video conferencing app, than that of a third party app like Skype. For the time being there will be fewer available BlackBerry apps, than compared to those available Apple iPad owners. However, on paper the PlayBook is a very powerful and attractive tablet PC.
The BlackBerry PlayBook can be pre-ordered from Currys, Dixons and PC World, price for 16GB model is Â£399, the 32GB model is priced at Â£479 and the 64GB model costs Â£559. Will you be purchasing one? Please let us know.