The Blackberry Playbook is the shiniest new toy on the block. Of course, it hasn’t actually arrived yet. The tech community (and our entire IT team) is anxiously awaiting the newest tablet on the scene, announced yesterday by BlackBerry CEO Mike Lazaridis and due to be released in 2011.
It’s The Next Version Of Tablet
Those of us who are less than technologically inclined might not focus on the tablet’s technical features, which include WiFi, HD video, and Bluetooth support—rather, we’ll focus on the practical side. What can the tablet do? Described as both an amplified BlackBerry and “the first professional tablet,” the Playbook syncs to a Blackberry phone so users can stream data from the phone to the tablet. It’s also been lauded as an “incredible gaming platform,” which seems rather in opposition to its boasts of professionalism.
Price As Yet Undisclosed
And as per usual, there was no mention of cost in the initial announcement. But that won’t stop us from speculating! Right now cost estimates fall in the low $300 range to $1,500, based on the fact that the tablet has many more features and a greater data capacity than its rival iPad. We’ll be interested to see where Blackberry determines the price… and who is first on line.
Tell us in the comments: Would you want the Blackberry Playbook?
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