The BlackBerry PlayBook is now officially on sale in the UK, albeit solely in branches of Selfridges until tomorrow morning.
Research In Motion’s first-ever tablet is on offer at the retailer’s OxfordStreet, Brum and Manchester outlets sans contract in three flavours, with the entry-level 16GB edition priced £399 and the 32GB version selling for £479.
If you’re more of a top-of the range kind of guy and want the 64GB iteration, you’re looking at an outlay of £559.
Tomorrow will see a wider release, with Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and your other high street tech good bellwethers getting on board with contract and standalone deals.
Touted as a more business focussed, more compact alternative to the iPad, the PlayBook packs a seven-inch screen – compared with Apple’s slate’s 9.7-inch display – and dual cameras for video conferencing, calls and HD recording.
The QNX OS powered PlayBook is also home to 1GHz Cortex-A9 chip and supports Android apps, as well as those created for BlackBerry devices.