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BlackBerry PlayBook Available in the UK Today – Starting a Day Early

PlayBook Phones 4u

While we knew that the BlackBerry PlayBook would launch in the UK tomorrow and continue rolling out internationally one of RIM’s UK vendors was a bit antsy. Engadget spotted a press release put out by Phones 4u announcing that they are stocking the BlackBerry PlayBook a day early in two of their stores. According to Phones 4u:

To celebrate the early availability Phones 4u Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street will be showcasing the BlackBerry PlayBook in the instore BlackBerry zones where visitors will get the chance to be one of the first to try out the new device and get a feel for the world’s first professional grade tablet.

So far the pricing for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet 16 GB Wi-Fi version is £399 or with a BlackBerry 9300 bundle on O2 £37 tariff. The 64 GB Wi-Fi model will be available online only and priced at £549.

Full press release below:

BLACKBERRY® PLAYBOOK™ AVALIABLE IN LONDON STORES A DAY EARLY
From today, Phones 4u the leading mobile retailer for the youth market, will be stocking the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from Research In Motion (RIM) in two London stores, a day ahead of the nationwide launch on 16th June.
To celebrate the early availability Phones 4u Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street will be showcasing the BlackBerry PlayBook in the instore BlackBerry zones where visitors will get the chance to be one of the first to try out the new device and get a feel for the world’s first professional grade tablet.
Scott Hooton, Trading Director at Phones 4u commented "BlackBerry is incredibly strong in the 16-25 market, 3 of the top 5 retail contract sales in April were BlackBerry devices. Their popularity stems from the brands fashionable nature and its offering of tools, such as BlackBerry Messenger, that allows people to easily stay in touch with friends. The arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook and unique BlackBerry Bridge feature allows us to offer a top of the range tablet with uncompromised mobile browsing ability, which really sets the device apart from other tablets. We are delighted to be offering the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet a day early in two of our London stores. The BlackBerry PlayBook is set to be THE launch of the summer and we are taking this opportunity to show our customers exactly what all the fuss is about!"
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with 16 GB and built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity will be available from all Phones 4u stores and online for £399 or with a BlackBerry 9300 bundle on O2 £37 tariff. The 64 GB model with Wi-Fi will be available online only and priced at £549. The tablet features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash® Player, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.
You can find out more about the high performance BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and order yours today via the Phones 4u website.

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  1. Wow – that’s expensive. At current exchange rates, according to google- UK£ 399 = 647.0583 U.S. dollars

  2. It usually is. Usually manufacturers just change the currency sign infront of the number and sell it for the same number in Europe/UK.

  3. That’s Great!!

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