BlackBerry PlayBook With Wi-Fi Coming To Sprint

BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Sprint and Sprint Marketing Director Gerald Evans revealed on his personal blog earlier today that the WiFi-only, 16GB version of the tablet will be hitting Sprint stores on Sunday, June 5th for the usual $499.99. Sprint has stated in the past that a 4G WiMAX enabled BlackBerry PlayBook would join their network in the Summer and if Sprint embraces the Wi-Fi only PlayBook this weekend that is a good first step towards a 4G version for the near future…………


The much anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with Wi-Fi connectivity and 16 GB of storage will go on sale in all Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) on Sunday, June 5, for $499.99. BlackBerry PlayBook delivers a professional-grade, consumer-friendly experience that redefines the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-portable tablet, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound, looks and feels great. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers industry-leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with full Adobe Flash support, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support. Customers that have a BlackBerry smartphone can also benefit from BlackBerry Bridge, a unique feature that allows the user to wirelessly and securely connect their BlackBerry smartphone, running OS 5.0 or higher, to the BlackBerry PlayBook over Bluetooth. The secure connection allows the user to access their BlackBerry smartphone’s email, address book, calendar, memo pad, task list, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and browsing functionality using the large display on the tablet. BlackBerry Bridge is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World and will be supported on BlackBerry smartphone data plans from Sprint for no additional charge. In addition to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with Wi-Fi, Sprint and RIM are working together on the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablet.


Features :

  • 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


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