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  1. dsquared2's Avatar
    BlackBerry PlayBook hits FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors



    No surprises here, just the straight-up news that RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is one small step closer to retail: it's gotten FCC clearance. Well, at least the WiFi-only version has -- no sign of the WiMAX-capable version for Sprint yet -- but RIM's actually sneaked all three capacities of the device through on one filing (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB). There's still quite a bit of material protected under the company's confidentiality request with the feds, so we can't see internal or external pictures or the all-important user's manual... yet. But that label document is certainly cute in blue, isn't it?
    BlackBerry PlayBook hits FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors -- Engadget



    HECK YES

    FCC Website Link:

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/...7L6ARDJ20WW%27

    EDIT:

    In the RF Test Report DTS (end of page 9 of the PDF) the battery rating is 5400mAh, not 5300 like they said before?

    Also, in the Confidentiality Request it says

    Pursuant to DA 04-1705 of the commission’s public notice, we request short-term confidential treatment for the following information until 2011/3/31 in order to ensure sensitive business information remains confidential until the actual marketing of the device:

    External Photos
    Test Setup Photos
    User’s Manual
    Internal Photos
    Further confirmation no release until the very end of March/Early April
    Last edited by dsquared2; 03-10-11 at 03:44 PM.
    03-10-11 03:24 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    i thought it went the FCC a while ago since we were seeing the FCC labels stamped on them. I guess that was just part of the rendering and not the actually stamp
    03-10-11 03:31 PM
  3. dsquared2's Avatar
    i thought it went the FCC a while ago since we were seeing the FCC labels stamped on them. I guess that was just part of the rendering and not the actually stamp
    Yeah i think so too, i wish they hadn't send that confidentiality letter hahaha


    EDIT, well maybe i do because of the 2011/3/31 date they gave to hold the info till... hmmmm
    Last edited by dsquared2; 03-10-11 at 03:45 PM.
    03-10-11 03:40 PM
  4. moviedude2k's Avatar
    if anyone remembers for the torch FCC announcement came out a day before release announcement. tomorrow is SXSW it is possible that it will be announced tomorrow.
    03-10-11 03:52 PM
  5. dsquared2's Avatar
    if anyone remembers for the torch FCC announcement came out a day before release announcement. tomorrow is SXSW it is possible that it will be announced tomorrow.
    i remember that! well with the document giving a 2011/3/31 withhold on confidential info, we know when it's not coming out haha. can't wait for tomorrow
    03-10-11 03:54 PM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    you mean the ipad2 launch? lol
    03-10-11 03:55 PM
  7. dsquared2's Avatar
    you mean the ipad2 launch? lol
    OH MY GOSH. you're right!! wow RIM's crazaaaaa
    03-10-11 03:55 PM
  8. psiclne's Avatar
    If they announce it tomorrow, I would die of surprise. Cuz its not like them to "crash a party" - but it would be great, means theyre finally growing a pair....lmao
    03-10-11 04:02 PM
  9. howarmat's Avatar
    with that huge of a battery if that doesnt last 20 hours of use then that thing is a HUGE battery hog.
    03-10-11 04:03 PM
  10. dsquared2's Avatar
    with that huge of a battery if that doesnt last 20 hours of use then that thing is a HUGE battery hog.
    I wonder why they upped the battery from 5300 to 5400? Is 100mAh a big difference????
    03-10-11 04:06 PM
  11. howarmat's Avatar
    not when you are in the 5xxx range its not. if you were talking typical phone batteries 1300-1500 range, then 100 is big
    03-10-11 04:08 PM
  12. dsquared2's Avatar
    not when you are in the 5xxx range its not. if you were talking typical phone batteries 1300-1500 range, then 100 is big
    hmmm well more battery then originally decided doesn't bother me any even if it's just 100mAh
    03-10-11 04:09 PM
  13. rbenjami's Avatar
    Doesn't the iPad have something like a 6750 mah battery? I've seen sites claiming 7000, but 6750 seems to be the most common number. Of course, Apple doesnt say. Maybe 5400 isn't all that big afterall?

    In terms of watts, Apple says the iPad has a 25 watt battery, but the PB has 19.98 watts (by my math at 3.7v).

    For reference, a standard 9700 has a 1500 mah battery (but with a MUCH smaller screen - which is the largest battery hog - besides the wifi radio).
    03-10-11 04:35 PM
  14. dsquared2's Avatar
    Doesn't the iPad have something like a 6750 mah battery? I've seen sites claiming 7000, but 6750 seems to be the most common number. Of course, Apple doesnt say. Maybe 5400 isn't all that big afterall?

    For reference, a standard 9700 has a 1500 mah battery (but with a MUCH smaller screen - which is the largest battery hog - besides the wifi radio).
    Think about the size of the iPad's screen vs the PlayBook's.
    03-10-11 04:37 PM
  15. Erandhawa's Avatar
    if anyone remembers for the torch FCC announcement came out a day before release announcement. tomorrow is SXSW it is possible that it will be announced tomorrow.
    yup and the phone was released 9 days after so hopefully it'll b sooner than later. Def a good way to stir up some excitement again I know a lot of people (inc myself) were starting to feel a bit let down but this could be great news for us.
    03-10-11 04:44 PM
  16. dsquared2's Avatar
    yup and the phone was released 9 days after so hopefully it'll b sooner than later. Def a good way to stir up some excitement again I know a lot of people (inc myself) were starting to feel a bit let down but this could be great news for us.
    I dunno, why would they block that info on the FCC until 3/31/2011 if it was going to come out earlier than that?
    03-10-11 04:46 PM
  17. Erandhawa's Avatar
    I dunno, why would they block that info on the FCC until 3/31/2011 if it was going to come out earlier than that?
    this is true as well, unless they want to protect the info from any upcoming tablet releases? tho i don't really think there are any upcoming besides the ipad. But you are correct, could be that they are still perfecting the OS like many have suggested in the past and we are still stuck till the 10th.
    03-10-11 04:53 PM
  18. kb5zht's Avatar
    Think about the size of the iPad's screen vs the PlayBook's.
    +1. Displays are one of the biggest power consumers.

    Another advantage of 7" screens over 10.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-10-11 04:55 PM
  19. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    They could be wanting confidentiality until the 31st in order to secure their own announcement within that time.

    Part of me still thinks April 10 but I'm open for surprises
    03-10-11 04:59 PM
  20. dsquared2's Avatar
    They could be wanting confidentiality until the 31st in order to secure their own announcement within that time.

    Part of me still thinks April 10 but I'm open for surprises
    Me too, the good kind where March is in the release date info haha
    03-10-11 05:01 PM
  21. Nojo73's Avatar
    It seems like everytime my excitement for this device starts to subside that something like this comes along to rekindle it and get me pumped for release lol
    03-10-11 05:16 PM
  22. dsquared2's Avatar
    It seems like everytime my excitement for this device starts to subside that something like this comes along to rekindle it and get me pumped for release lol
    I think they should announce the release date as a puzzle of some sort, like a riddle haha. That would be sweet.
    03-10-11 05:40 PM
  23. kb5zht's Avatar
    Announcing: "The Playbook Code!"

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-10-11 05:59 PM
  24. rbenjami's Avatar
    Interesting point on "release" vs "actually having it in your hands" - I called my local apple store to get some info on the iPad2 release tomorrow. It sounds like they are only expecting to have a few in stock initially, and are set up to have people order them online starting at 5pm tomorrow. So, it sounds like a few people might get their hands on iPad2s tomorrow, but the vast majority will be waiting for delivery early next week.

    My guess on the PB, is that we have an announcement on Monday, the 14th (there is a big PB party that night at SXSW.) Internet orders will go live on 3/31 (or maybe before then - who knows), but in-store sales will follow on 4/10. Just educated speculation.
    03-10-11 06:10 PM
  25. flyersfan76's Avatar
    Announcing: "The Playbook Code!"

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com


    Damn, how's come I can post video's on other vBulletin Forums but not this one. I suck.
    Last edited by flyersfan76; 03-10-11 at 06:16 PM.
    03-10-11 06:13 PM
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