Ready for some good news, Sprint customers? Well, the highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is said to go on sale at all Sprint stores as well as Sprint direct ship sales channels and business sales on June 5, 2011 with a $499.99 price tag.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is the new tablet from BlackBerry that comes with a lot of cool features including WiFi connectivity and 16GB of storage. The PlayBook is an ultra portable tablet that measures less than half an inch thick and weighs less than one pound. It features a nice 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen that is said to be highly responsive and fluid. The PlayBook also offers high performance along with excellent web browsing and full support for Adobe Flash Player. It also allows for true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security and out-of-the-box enterprise support.
If you already own a BlackBerry smartphone, you will be pleased to know that you can benefit from BlackBerry Bridge. BlackBerry Bridge is a unique feature that allows you to wirelessly connect your BlackBerry phone to your BlackBerry PlayBook via Bluetooth. The secure connection allows you to access your BlackBerry smartphone's email, address book, calendar, memo pad, task list, BlackBerry Messenger and browsing functionality with the advantage of the larger tablet display.
The best thing is that BlackBerry Bridge will be available as a free downloadable app via the BlackBerry App World and will also be supported on BlackBerry smartphone data plans from Sprint without incurring an additional fee.
Key features of the new BlackBerry PlayBook include:
- 7-inch 1024x600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen
- Ultraportable design
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- BlackBerry Tablet OS with symmetric multiprocessing support
- MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
- Support for high resolution video playback
- 1080p HDMI output
- Two 1080p HD cameras (3mp front-facing, 5mp rear-facing)
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer
- Stereo Speakers
- Stereo Microphone
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR support
Source: Engadget - BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Sprint on June 5th for $500