We don’t have much on this, so it could all turn out to be horribly wrong, but if Will Robertson is right, it looks like Sears Canada will begin taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook tomorrow, with shipping to follow on April 10th. As unusual as it seems for Sears of all places to be getting the jump on a hot gadget like the PlayBook, Robertson appears to have received an affiliate program email from them claiming that they will have it and that he should let his readers know.
Sadly, there’s no pricing attached to that email. I guess we’ll just have to wait.
So if you’ve already decided that the iPad 2 and the Motorola Xoom hold no interest for you and the PlayBook is the tablet to have, it may be worthwhile to check out Sears.ca when you wake up tomorrow.
Update, Mar 12: Looks like it was horribly wrong after all. No sign of a pre-order on Sears.ca and Will Robertson’s original post has been updated to say “date is unconfirmed, hope it comes out soon, I can’t wait to get one.” That’s because Sears slipped up and sent that first email by mistake. Check out their back-peddle:
***Playbook Correction Notice ***
Please note that the information about the Playbook launch dates is incorrect. While Sears Canada will be selling the Playbook, the date that pre-ordering starts and the date that the Playbook will be available for sale are not yet confirmed.
Please remove any reference to the Playbook date immediately as they are not endorsed by Sears Canada
We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to sharing Playbook order dates as they become available.
And in case you missed it, here’s our tablet round-up… er, minus the iPad 2…