On March 22nd, RIM announced the upcoming availability of their new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, with the BlackBerry Tablet OS on April 19th.
The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi is an ultra-portable tablet that measures less than half an inch thick and weighs less than a pound. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers uncompromised web browsing with full Adobe Flash (10.1) support, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, instant on and out-of-the-box enterprise support. In addition, when paired with a BlackBerry smartphone (BlackBerry OS 5.0 or higher required), PlayBook provides real time access to email, calendar, address book, task list and BBM™.
The Playbook will be available via national retailers on April 19th. The device will become available in other channels, including AT&T sales channels, later this year. The AT&T launch date, channel availability, and pricing for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be made available at a later time.