BlackBerry PlayBook earns FCC's approval, to come in April

BlackBerry PlayBook earns FCC's approval, to come in April
The BlackBerry PlayBook received its FCC filing earlier today, and this practically reiterates what we have been hearing for quite some time now - that the device is scheduled to appear in early April.

Mind that RIM requested a short-term confidentiality treatment, which expires on March 31 - according to it, the tablet's external photos, test setup photos, user manual and internal photos are not to be disclosed to the general public prior to the above mentioned date.

The FCC files state this is "in order to ensure sensitive business information remains confidential until the actual marketing of the device".

All of this fits nicely with the rumoured April 10 release date of the BlackBerry Playbook, so one thing is certain - we're getting nearer.

Now that the Motorola XOOM and the iPad 2 are already launched, do you plan to buy the first RIM tablet?

source: FCC via BlackBerryOS Forums

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1. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

So my options are, 2 rushed out products and a new OS. The other 2 can sell all they want, I'm trying something new with the Playbook.

2. Maestro716

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2011

I am not a big fan of Blackberry, but I would really like to try a new tablet OS. So im leaning more towards the Playbook or a WebOS tablet. Any recommendations?

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Both are great. WebOS is an interface I always thought as ideal for tablets, and the Playbook's QNX is tailored for tablets, I think the interface for it is better than Honeycomb whcih seems to mostly be a fancied up Android.

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

people dont appreciate real necessities like performance all they care about are games cameras and flash content :p thats why i shall skip a ios or android tablet and get the playbook or the HP Tab. :D

5. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

I want the PLAYBOOK!!!!

6. AlternateCreativity

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Yes i want it

7. Sowega unregistered

So it is going to be announce in April but want be able to but until May or June. Just like iPad 2 want be available until April or May to buy. Everything is someday in 2011.

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