Productivity on the Go!
BARRIE, ON, March 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Source today announced the exclusive in-store availability of the new BlackBerry® Mini Keyboard - the latest accessory for the BlackBerry® PlayBook Tablet™. The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard is ultra portable and comes complete with a stylish convertible case that doubles as a stand for the tablet when open. It features an integrated touchpad that supports BlackBerry PlayBook gestures, which allows users to navigate and control the tablet as easily as using the touch screen on the device itself.
"With the mini keyboard, the BlackBerry PlayBook becomes an even more powerful mobile computing solution," said Bruce Dinan, Executive Vice President of Merchandising at The Source. "And with its integrated touchpad, stylish carrying case and built-in stand, it's the ideal productivity enhancer and must have accessory for PlayBook users."
The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard connects to the BlackBerry PlayBook over Bluetooth® and features 128-bit encryption to keep the data passed between the keyboard and tablet secure. When active, the keyboard frees up 100% of the PlayBook tablet's display for typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other apps. It conveniently uses the micro-USB charger that comes with the tablet, and the keyboard battery lasts up to 30 days on a full charge. The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard works with the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Messages, Contacts and Calendar apps as well as Documents to Go®, and provides an optimal user experience for third party apps such as Citrix Receiver, which allows users to remotely access their Windows desktop and apps from the tablet.
"The Source has been a strong retail partner for RIM with the BlackBerry PlayBook and we're pleased to expand our relationship with them as our exclusive Canadian launch partner for the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard," said James Poulton, Director, Advanced Accessories at Research In Motion.
The BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard is available in-store today exclusively at The Source locations and thesource.ca across Canada for an introductory promotional price of $99.99. The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is also available from The Source for $199.99, $249.99 and $299.99 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants respectively.
About The Source
Building on 40 years of excellence as an electronics retailer, The Source (TheSource.ca) is one of Canada's largest retailers with more than 700 locations nationwide. All stores offer a wide range of brand name consumer electronics including communications, computing and audio products. More than 70% of Canadians live within five kilometres of stores operated or licensed by The Source.
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