1. espresso1967's Avatar
    03-22-11 04:49 AM
  2. blkitr's Avatar
    Got the Where and How much... Just need the When....

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    03-22-11 05:02 AM
  3. blazed12's Avatar
    Best Buy is taking pre-orders already.

    Here's the link: BlackBerry - PlayBook Tablet with 16GB Memory - PRD-38548-001
    03-22-11 05:07 AM
  4. kbill1984's Avatar
    I think it's a safe bet that we will get a release date today.

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    03-22-11 05:49 AM
  5. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Well it only seems reasonable that we get an announcement in the next few days given they're taking pre-orders

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    03-22-11 05:59 AM
  6. DAMION99's Avatar
    Can I just say #Winning!!!

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    03-22-11 06:23 AM
  7. Oncastillo's Avatar
    Only T-Mobile is missing on that list, who knows why.

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    03-22-11 06:47 AM
  8. grover5's Avatar
    Only T-Mobile is missing on that list, who knows why.

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    I was wondering the same thing.

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    03-22-11 06:53 AM
  9. Machzy's Avatar
    Looks like April 19th for Best Buy.

    Best Buy begins accepting orders for BlackBerry PlayBook today | CrackBerry.com

    From the link:

    The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi will come in three models, featuring 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage at $499, $599 and $699 respectively. It is scheduled to be available from all Best Buy stores and Best Buy Mobile stores in the US, as well as Best Buy and Future Shop* stores in Canada, on April 19. Customers in the US and Canada can place their orders beginning today by visiting their local Best Buy
    03-22-11 07:03 AM
  10. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I think it's a safe bet that we will get a release date today.

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    BlackBerry - Press Releases

    April 19th
    03-22-11 07:21 AM
  11. jetstreamblue's Avatar
    Only T-Mobile is missing on that list, who knows why.
    That's definitely odd. Especially since Mobilicity and Wind are listed in Canada, and they are AWS band 3G operators like T-Mobile.
    03-22-11 09:19 AM
  12. jetstreamblue's Avatar
    What's also strange is that Wal-Mart and Costco are only listed under Canada. I wonder why that is.
    03-22-11 09:21 AM
  13. barrist's Avatar
    What's also strange is that Wal-Mart and Costco are only listed under Canada. I wonder why that is.
    ipad at walmart USA and Xoom at Costco USA. maybe some distribution negotiating behind the scenes.
    03-22-11 09:22 AM
  14. gregerator's Avatar
    I'd venture 2 things here. 1) No Tmo since ATT is working on buying them. 2) No Costco or WalMart US due to # of stores.

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    03-22-11 09:46 AM
  15. drjay868's Avatar
    Pre-orders are great, but I'm still gonna hold it in my hand before I shell out the money for it.... but HOT DAMN I'm excited!!!
    03-22-11 09:50 AM
  16. tking213's Avatar
    I signed up for the RIM updates for the Playbook-still haven't received an email from them. Thank God for Crackberry! Got my pre-order in at best buy at 0503 am.
    03-22-11 11:05 AM
  17. dcgore's Avatar
    I signed up for the RIM updates for the Playbook-still haven't received an email from them. Thank God for Crackberry! Got my pre-order in at best buy at 0503 am.
    I think you'll get one after release...ha!
    03-22-11 11:06 AM
  18. CurtJ's Avatar
    Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but I need to ask.

    Other than price what would be the motivation to buy a WI-FI only device like the Playbook from a carrier like Verizon or AT&T as oppose to a retail outlet like BestBuy?

    Also, would a future 3G/4G device obsolete these device? No way to upgrade to carrier network?
    03-22-11 11:49 AM
  19. lengend's Avatar
    Thank god Wind is carrying it. My Blackberry is from Wind and they usually sell there devices at MSRP. Also since Wind is carrying it, I don't think they will charge us to tether with our phones. Day one buy for me.

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    03-22-11 12:06 PM
  20. ignites's Avatar
    Thank god Wind is carrying it. My Blackberry is from Wind and they usually sell there devices at MSRP. Also since Wind is carrying it, I don't think they will charge us to tether with our phones. Day one buy for me.

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    i m guessing WIND will sell 4G versions only.....
    03-22-11 12:28 PM
  21. mcjohn's Avatar
    I was just about to Pre-Order from Future Shop and the estimated delivery states April 22 and they don't offer in-store pick up. I don't want to wait another 2 days after it's released, I think I'll just go in store to buy
    03-22-11 12:36 PM
  22. jetstreamblue's Avatar
    Thank god Wind is carrying it. My Blackberry is from Wind and they usually sell there devices at MSRP. Also since Wind is carrying it, I don't think they will charge us to tether with our phones. Day one buy for me.
    The Canadian carriers in general do not charge extra to tether, so I never expected that to change with the PlayBook. Looking forward to tethering to my Mobilicity BB!
    03-22-11 12:44 PM
  23. barrist's Avatar
    The Canadian carriers in general do not charge extra to tether, so I never expected that to change with the PlayBook. Looking forward to tethering to my Mobilicity BB!
    yes i believe rogers allows tethering on 1GB+ plans, although i believe there are ways to do so on smaller plans (i'm on 500mb)
    03-22-11 12:58 PM
  24. BBThemes's Avatar
    Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but I need to ask.

    Other than price what would be the motivation to buy a WI-FI only device like the Playbook from a carrier like Verizon or AT&T as oppose to a retail outlet like BestBuy?

    Also, would a future 3G/4G device obsolete these device? No way to upgrade to carrier network?
    it is obvious, but it seems many are confused by it. it makes NO difference, its a wifi only device, you can buy it anywhere and it`ll be the same. only potential benifits are location/price/accesorys/availability (expect price to be same across the board).

    as for will a future 3G version make it obselete? no, much like the iPad and iPad2 wifi only versions are fine it`ll be the same for the playbook, alot of people dont want to held down by a data plan (plus OS6.1 brings wifi hotspot)
    03-22-11 01:07 PM
  25. drjay868's Avatar
    I'm going to stay FAR away from VZW when I buy my PB... don't need to give Big Red any reason to start looking at my account for tethering.
    03-22-11 02:39 PM
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