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BlackBerry PlayBook Now Available From Sprint

by Emily Price | June 8, 2011June 8, 2011 9:00 am PST

BlackBerry PlayBookThe WiMAX version isn’t expected until later this summer, but now you can pick up a 16GB Wi-Fi version of the BlackBerry PlayBook from your local Sprint store for $499.

Need a refresher on the PlayBook’s specs?

BlackBerry PlayBook Specs

  • 7-inch 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)
  • 1GHz 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
  • Two 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture – 3 megapixel front-facing and 5 megapixel rear-facing
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 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

Jon did an unboxing of the Wi-Fi PlayBook back in April, and put it against the iPad 2 in a tablet throwdown.

What do you think? Are any of you going to go grab one of these from your local Sprint store?

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...