Best Buy Canada Ltd.

Best Buy Canada Ltd.

April 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Best Buy Canada Announces BlackBerry PlayBook is Available In-Store Beginning Tomorrow

Consumers can visit any Best Buy or on April 19 to buy the much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2011) - Best Buy Canada, the fastest growing retailer and etailer of consumer electronics announces that the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is available in-store tomorrow, April 19, 2011, at Best Buy stores across Canada. The highly anticipated tablet with built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity comes in three models, featuring 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage and priced respectively at $499, $599 and $699. The tablet is also available for order at

Key Features of the BlackBerry PlayBook:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity in three models featuring 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage at $499, $599 and $699 respectively

  • 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 out

  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture

  • 1 GB RAM memory

  • 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

About Best Buy Canada

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer ( of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates Geek Squad (, a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation and car electronics installation. There are more than 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit



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