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BlackBerry PlayBook arrives a day early

Popular high-street mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has unveiled it will be selling the BlackBerry PlayBook one day earlier, than other's selling the Research In Motion tablet device.

RIM’s PlayBook is due to arrive Thursday on June 16th, where Carphone Warehouse will be offering the BlackBerry PlayBook at London’s Oxford Street store in Selfridges, from 9.30am on Wednesday 15th June.

This is in addition to their stores in London Westfield, Manchester Trafford, Bluewater and Bristol Cribbs.

The BlackBerry tablet arrives with a 7-inch LCD WSVGA capacitive touch screen, capable of multi-touch whilst running the new BlackBerry Tablet OS with the ability to run Android apps. It’s powered by a 1Ghz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, along with a rear 5 megapixel camera and a front 3MP variant with a microHDMI and microUSB port, WIFI and Bluetooth support.

Missing from the device is any cellular access, where the PlayBook can only use WIFI or other means on order to obtain a data connection.

Research In Motion states the device is capable of true multitasking, uncompromising web browsing and enterprise abilities from its robust operating system that supports HTML5 and Flash. A lot of this is missing from the current bestselling tablet device by Apple, in which RIM are more than happy to capitalise on those flaws.

Carphone Warehouse will be retailing the BlackBerry 16GB PlayBook from £399, a 32 GB model from £479 and the 64 GB variation from £559.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.