RIM's foray into the tablet market begins tomorrow when the BlackBerry PlayBook goes on sale from 9.30am at London's Selfridges store. The tablet will be sold in the The Carphone Warehouse area of the store for an exclusive 24-hour period before going on sale across the country. The PlayBook sports a seven-inch display making it far dinkier than its competitors the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and LG Optimus Pad and runs on its own operating system, QNX. Pricing for the BlackBerry PlayBook starts at £399, the same starting point as the Apple iPad 2.
Having already reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook, we found it a fluid, hugely transportable and enjoyable device to use. However, we did have some grievances with the lack of apps, something RIM is working on, and the lack of 3G, though again a 3G and Wi-Fi model is in the pipeline.
Click here to read our full review of the BlackBerry PlayBook.