Blackberry PlayBook hits Best Buy on pre-order

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We mentioned a bit ago that the Blackberry PlayBook pricing had been confirmed and the launch date had been handed out as April 19. If you are all tingly inside and really want a PlayBook, you can already hop over to Best Buy and pre-order right now. Best Buy was listed by RIM as an official partner for the PlayBook.

Best Buy is offering the pre-order on the PlayBook Tablet with 16GB of memory and WiFi only for $499.99. If you buy now Best Buy is estimating that you will receive the tablet anywhere from April 19 to April 26 with standard shipping. That means they will ship to you so you should get it on launch day of very closely thereafter.

If you have somehow managed to miss all the Playbook coverage, the tablet has the BlackBerry OS, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch screen. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600 and it has 1GB of RAM. The front facing camera is a 3MP unit with a 5MP camera on the rear for taking photos.