INDIGO ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDERS FOR THE NEW BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK TABLET

-Highly Anticipated Tablet Comes Pre-loaded with Kobo eReading Application-

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music has announced their pre-order launch of the new, highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.  Customers can now reserve their BlackBerry PlayBook for delivery upon launch on April 19th, 2011 by pre-ordering directly from www.chapters.indigo.ca, or at any Indigo, Chapters or Coles store nationally.

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 10.1, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

Indigo's Founder and CEO, and Kobo Inc. Chair, Heather Reisman says "We're excited to offer the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in our stores nationally and online when the device launches mid-April. We are big fans of BlackBerry products and want to wish RIM huge success with the PlayBook launch." Reisman went on to say, "We're thrilled that the Kobo App comes pre-loaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook, providing booklovers another innovative way to experience the magic of eReading through Kobo."

  • With its 7-inch display and weighing less than a pound, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is an ideal size for eBooks, offering comfort, convenience and portability for readers.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity will allow you to shop for eBooks directly from the Kobo App.

  • Browse for over 2.3 million book titles.

  • Start eReading with a free eBook on us! We're pleased to offer Thomas Cleary's esteemed translation of the Art of War exclusively to BlackBerry PlayBook tablet customers.  Just sign in or create your Kobo account from your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and it will be added to your library!

  • BlackBerry® Authentic Accessories will also be available including the BlackBerry PlayBook Convertible Case, Journal case, neoprene sleeves, leather envelopes, skins and charging solutions.

About Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IDG) and the majority shareholder of  the global eReading service Kobo, Inc. As the largest book and specialty retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. The online division, http://www.chapters.indigo.ca, features books, eBooks, toys, gifts and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

SOURCE Indigo Books

For further information:

Media Contact: Janet Eger, Director, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music Inc.,
416.342.8561; jeger@indigo.ca


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