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Old 09-27-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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BlackBerry - BlackBerry Smartphones - New BlackBerry Playbook & Tablet OS at BlackBerry.com
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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Nice looking gadget !
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
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Here is their YouTube video:



and the Press Release:

BlackBerry - Press Releases

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets beginning in (calendar) Q2.
Even better is this "Hands On" Review:

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS (QNX) Highlights

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Since the last post about the QNX BlackBerry Tablet OS was a bit too techie I thought I would water it down for users who are just looking to swallow it in a nutshell.
This sounds interesting (my emphasis):

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This is a Wi-Fi only version and will connect to your BlackBerry for wireless internet. You will finally not have to be stuck to a carrier which will give RIM quite a bit more freedom
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What is the monthly fee for the service?
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What is the monthly fee for the service?
Pricing, TBA apparently. (including the unit itself)
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My understanding is that if you have a Blackberry already (which I do), you will not need any other account. Your data use from the two devices will merge.
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Great: I had finally decided that I was going to buy the Droid Pro when it came out; now, I think I have to start shopping for a BlackBerry instead as long as pricing is reasonable and it is actually released soon.
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... and it is actually released soon.
Soon? Well, depends, I suppose -- the earliest date I have heard is March 2011.
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What is the monthly fee for the service?
I don't believe "subscription" is part of the equation:

Why RIM did Not Announce Pricing for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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RIM is in a unique situation with the PlayBook since it will be one of their first devices where pricing will/may not be based on wireless carrier subsidies. Since the PlayBook is a companion device with no dedicated wireless connection it may not be subsidized by carriers giving RIM more control over price.
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