The first ever tablet from RIM – the BlackBerry PlayBook is already for sale at various retailers like Best Buy, RadioShack, Staples, and Office Depot in the U.S. Now the online retailer giant Amazon is also going to join the party. Amazon will be selling PlayBook starting June 1st with the same price tags (without any discounted offers) starting at $499.99 for the 16GB version, $599.99 for 32GB, and $699.99 for the 64GB one. Recently, we’ve reported that almost 1,000 faulty PlayBook tablets were shipped to Staples, and then they were recalled immediately for exchange option or free repair purpose.
BlackBerry PlayBook runs on QNX based BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, A9 dual-core 1GHz processor, sporting 7” LCD capacitive touch screen with 1024 x 600 pixel of resolution, 1 GB RAM, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, 3 MP front facing and 5 MP rear facing cameras, capable of 1080p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, 5300mAh battery and more. RIM has recently added Video Chat, Facebook dedicated apps and BBM access with a software update
Previously, we heard the rumours about the AT&T’s version of the PlayBook tablet that would launch in late March or early April and an LTE version would follow soon after the release of the 3G version, but nothing happened yet. Sprint’s WiMax and HSPA+ (T-Mobile, AT&T) versioned PlayBook also will be releasing in the future, and Verizon is also bringing it very soon.