BlackBerry PlayBook Pre-Order

Insight UK Announces BlackBerry PlayBook Pre-Order Now Live

New tablet available for business customers to order

London, UK – 10.00am BST, 17th May 2011 –  Insight UK, a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc ("Insight") today announced that it is now taking pre-orders in the UK for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from Research In Motion (RIM). Customers that would like to buy BlackBerry PlayBook can place their orders through Insight's website at http://fr.insight.com/fr/playbook, and receive their PlayBook beginning 16 June 2011.

BlackBerry PlayBook is the world's first professional-grade tablet. It 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.

Paul Bolt, Marketing and Partner Management Director for Insight, said: "We are pleased to have been selected as one of the UK launch partners for BlackBerry PlayBook, and we expect to see strong demand for the tablet amongst both business and public sector users. Tablets are experiencing a lot of interest from consumers and the popularity of BlackBerry smartphones in the enterprise means that PlayBook will see demand from this market too."

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity will be available from Insight in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models priced at £329.99, £399.99, and £464.99 respectively.  For those interested in seeing the PlayBook in action, videos are available at http://fr.insight.com/fr/en-gb/promotions/playbook-videos.

BlackBerry PlayBook Specifications

  • 7" 1024x600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1" x 7.6" x 0.4" (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI output
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support