BlackBerry PlayBook arriving at Office Depot on April 19th

Research In Motion’s first QNX-powered device — the BlackBerry PlayBook — will be hitting a plethora of retailers beginning next month, and Office Depot has officially thrown its proverbial hat into the ring. Via a press release, the retailer has announced that beginning April 19th customers can purchase the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB PlayBooks for $499, $599, and $699 respectively. “Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, the company’s Vice President of Merchandising. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.” RIM’s first tablet venture will be available at Office Depot’s retail stores and online at officedepot.com. The full press release is after the break.

Office Depot to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet In-Store and Online Starting April 19

Customers Can Pre-Order the Playbook Today by Visiting OfficeDepot.com

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company will offer the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at nationwide Office Depot retail store locations and online at http://www.officedepot.com beginning April 19, 2011.

“There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.”
Customers can secure a PlayBook in advance of the launch through a pre-order starting today at http://www.officedepot.com.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the world’s first professional-grade tablet. It delivers industry leading performance in an ultra-portable design. In addition to offering true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, and out-of-the-box enterprise support, the BlackBerry PlayBook enables an uncompromised web browsing experience with support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, allowing customers to enjoy all the websites, videos, games, and just about any other content that is out there.

“Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.”

The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi® is available in three models: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), and 64GB ($699).

BlackBerry PlayBook specifications include the following:

  • 7″1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI out
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

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