Mini keyboard launched for BlackBerry tablet
Montreal, March 14, 2012
Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard, a new 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. In addition to a full QWERTY keyboard, it offers an integrated touchpad that allows users to navigate and control the BlackBerry PlayBook as easily as using the touch screen on the tablet itself.
When the keyboard is active, the PlayBook tablet’s virtual keyboard remains hidden, freeing up 100 per cent of the display for the task at hand.
“Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other apps, the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard and its integrated carrying case is an ideal accessory,” said James Poulton, director, Advanced Accessories.
The BlackBerry mini keyboard connects to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet via Bluetooth, and features 128-bit encryption to keep the data passed between keyboard and tablet secure.
It uses the micro-USB charger that comes with the BlackBerry PlayBook and the keyboard battery lasts up to 30 days on a full charge, a statement said.
It also works with the new BlackBerry PlayBook 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 BlackBerry Mini Keyboard is now available for pre-order internationally at shopblackberry.com for $119.99, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service