We have been watching the lead up for quite some time, which included a rather nice mix of news and rumors. Not to mention, our very own Gadgetell blogger Shawn managed to secure a Playbook for review a few days back and offered up a rather nice upboxing. Of course, he still has a full review in the works, but in the meantime — the BlackBerry PlayBook is officially available for sale here in the US as well as Canada.
That said, there is nothing overly surprising with the release. The tablet is available from a variety of retailers and is available in three storage capacities. The PlayBook can be purchased for $499.99, $599.99 or $699.99 which comes with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage respectively.
Otherwise, the specs of the BlackBerry PlayBook include a 7 inch (1024 x 600) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HDMI, Stereo Speakers, Stereo Microphones, micro-USB port, Accelerometer, 6-axis motion sensing (gyroscope) and digital compass (magnetometer) and the BlackBerry Tablet OS. And lastly, the PlayBook is also sporting a front facing 3 megapixel camera and a rear facing 5 megapixel camera.