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BlackBerry PlayBook on sale today

BlackBerry PlayBook on sale today

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.

Blackberry Playbook

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.

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