Blackberry Playbook Now Taking Pre-Orders Online

Want to be one of the first of your friends to get the new Blackberry Playbook? As of today, you can pre-order your new tablet device:

Canada – or
U.S. –
The PlayBook with WiFi will come in three models including a 16GB, 32GB and 64GB version priced at $499, $599 and $699 respectively. The PlayBook is scheduled to launch April 19th in Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada. Are you picking one up pre-order?

Blackberry Playbook Specs:

  • 7? 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI output
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

RIM will only be launching WIFI versions, no word yet on when they will release 3G or 4G equipped Playbooks.