We are thrilled to be launching the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet – the world’s first professional-grade tablet. It is available today in thousands of retail outlets across the United States and Canada.
I’ve been spending a lot of time meeting with customers to preview the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and it is abundantly clear from their hands-on reactions that the ultra-portable 7” design, best-in-class multimedia, uncompromised web browsing and unmatched multitasking performance is going to strike a chord with a lot of people.
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is a great device, and those who try it with their own hands and see it with their own eyes really do get a full appreciation for the performance, so be sure to check it out at a nearby retail store if you have the chance.
I think you’ll be impressed by the premium design, the intuitiveness and fluidity of the UI, the performance of the apps and the overall power of the platform. I also think you’ll be amazed at the quality of web experience that is now being delivered in a tablet that you can hold in one hand.
Bringing the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to market has been a collaborative effort amongst thousands of RIM employees around the world and we are extremely proud of the result. We are also extremely excited about the future of the product and the platform.
I hope you will be able to get your hands on the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet soon and I look forward to hearing your feedback.
– Ryan Bidan, Senior Product Manager, BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion