May 5, 2011

Sprint’s BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Delayed?

BlackBerry PlayBook

With the recent addition of Video Chat, Facebook dedicated apps and BBM access with a software update, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook has been getting some positive attention from the consumers. We have already reported that Sprint is going to launch its edition of BlackBerry PlayBook on May 8th. But reports are circulating online that the Sprint’s launch of BlackBerry PlayBook “has been delayed for all dealers”.

According to a purposed information sent from Sprint to the dealers, the launch may have been pushed back and Sprint has also noted that the new launch date will be communicated as soon as it is available. The reason for the delay is not known. It is also being heard that Sprint is set to roll out an imminent software update that will bring various functionalities currently missing from the PlayBook, such as an email client and BlackBerry Messenger support, calendar functionality and more.

Sprint’s BlackBerry PlayBook will be a Wi-Fi only edition at launch and they will roll out the WiMAX versions later this year. RIM’s firsr ever tablet, the PlayBook is running on QNX based BBOS, A9 dual-core 1GHz chipset, 7” LCD touch display, 1 GB RAM, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, 3 Megapixels front facing camera, 5 Megapixels rear facing cameras, supports 1080p HD video recording/playback, Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n, support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, HDMI-out port and is powered by 5300mAh battery.

Check: BlackBerry PlayBook Full Specifications.

You can also check its comparison with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple iPad 2 here:

BlackBerry PlayBook Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs. Apple iPad 2.

Here is the source for Sprint’s PlayBook launch delay:

BlackBerry-PlayBook-Sprint-Launch-Delayed

[Via: BriefMobile]

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