Mobile phone giant Blackberry have officially released the launch date of their first ever tablet computer expected to be out on the 16th June 2011.
The sexy playbook is looking to compete against the Apple Ipad and other competitors for a slice of the market. Priced more competitively than the Apple the 16gb tablet is only £399, 32GB £479 and 64GB £559.
The Apple alternative can be purchased from all good electrical retailers such as Best Buy, Dixons, Currys, Carphone Warehouse and phones4u. With a lot of suppler channels Blackberry aim to saturate the market with the tablet. It is already on sale in America over the past month and “It has done well but it has not been a frenzy” according to Steve Coffin an american Future Shop manager suggested.
The main comparisons between the Playbook and mac include a smaller screen on the playbook (7-inch screen vs 9,7 inch screen with the mac) However, the Playbook matches the Ipad’s processor, resolution and has the option of larger memory, it also has a dual camera that can record full HD footage at 1090p.
The great thing about this tablet is the functionality of running bespoke apps, android apps and blackberry java apps.
It’s a beautiful bit of equipment and it’s a great alternative to the other products out there at the moment.