Posts Tagged ‘Launch Date’

New BlackBerry Touch (Monaco/Monza) Hands-on Photos Leaked!

April 1st, 2011

BlackBerry-Touch  BlackBerry-Touch00  BlackBerry-Touch01 Thanks for the effort of BGR Team, now we get some hands-on photos of the upcoming BlackBerry full touch-screen device, with codenames Monaco and Monza. According to BGR, both names are codenames that signify different Carriers the phone will land on, Verizon Wireless will get the Monaco while the BlackBerry Monza is the global GSM version. This new device most likely will not be a member of the Storm family, it may launch as the BlackBerry Touch, and it will run BlackBerry OS 6.1. It seems that users have to sign up with a BlackBerry ID to login to the system.

Advised by BGR, RIM is also planning to announce the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Curve Touch, BlackBerry Torch 2 and BlackBerry Touch (Monaco / Monza) at BlackBerry World Conference in May.

RIM Asks FCC To Keep PlayBook Details Confidential Until Launch

March 31st, 2011


As the launch date of BlackBerry PlayBook drawing closer, we become much more curious about PlayBook’s details. However, RIM just asked FCC to hold BlackBerry PlayBook information until the launch date. Therefore, we only can see some internal & external photos, test setup photos, as well as the user manual of the BlackBerry PlayBook until April 19th. And I just wonder whether RIM can release the PlayBook tablet as scheduled? What do you think?

BlackBerry PlayBook Now Available for Pre-Orders at Best Buy, Future Shop Stores and Staples!

March 23rd, 2011

BlackBerryPlayBook Great News! RIM finally announced the BlackBerry PlayBook’s pricing, launch date as well as the stores for placing pre-orders. The PlayBook will be available in Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Canada, Future Shop stores and Staples April 19th in the following models and prices:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi, $499
  • 32GB Wi-Fi, $599
  • 64GB Wi-Fi, $699

With this retail strategy, the BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in over 20,000 retail outlets in the US and Canada. The WiFi version will be available in three models and will feature a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $499 in the United States and Canada. The lineup of retailers and wireless carriers currently expected to carry the BlackBerry PlayBook in the United States and Canada includes the following companies:

United States

    • AT&T
    • Best Buy
    • Cbeyond
    • Cellular South
    • Cincinnati Bell
    • Office Depot
    • RadioShack
    • Staples
    • Sprint
    • Verizon Wireless
    • BlackBerry from Wireless Giant


    • Bell
    • Best Buy
    • Chapters / Indigo
    • Costco
    • Future Shop
    • Mobilicity
    • MTS Allstream
    • Rogers
    • Sasktel
    • Sears
    • Staples
    • Telus
    • Tbooth Wireless
    • The Source
    • Videotron
    • Walmart
    • WIND Mobile
    • WIRELESS etc.

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Landing Page Goes Live on Sprint Website!

March 21st, 2011

Spring Glad to know that the rumored April launch for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet finally becomes real. Sprint has put up a landing page for the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook while we all are sitting and waiting for an official release date from RIM. Though it doesn’t give us any solid release date, it does state that the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be available this summer and have a “Sign Up Now” link to keep us informed of the latest news. This is the first time that the device has appeared on the carrier website, and it seems that Sprint is now preparing for the release of the 4G PlayBook! 

Check out the BlackBerry PlayBook at Sprint

BlackBerry PlayBook to Launch on April 10th?

March 2nd, 2011

April 10 According to BGR, the BlackBerry PlayBook is pushed to launch on April 10th in retail channels. It is a bit disappointed, since we are too impatient to wait the release of BlackBerry PlayBook, and we are looking forward to getting our hands on the PlayBook. Currently, the release date also cannot be confirmed, since RIM has not officially announced it. What do you think?