Thanks to a leaked sales training guide, we’ve got a glimpse of an unannounced official BlackBerry PlayBook accessory: the Mini Bluetooth Keyboard. As you might have guessed, this will pair up with your tablet (and presumably BlackBerry smartphones) for those times you need a big, physical keyboard. Although this is just a rendering, the live accessory has been spotted elsewhere.
RIM has already announced a boggling array of official PlayBook accessories, nevermind the third parties like OtterBox, Incipio, and others that are already involved with the Built for BlackBerry program. I’ve yet to really get into tablets, and the need for accessories like this continue to drive home the point that netbooks are still a viable alternative. Of course, the PlayBook is coming out in a week, and that perception may all change once I find the right use cases for it.
The BlackBerry Mini Bluetooth keyboard will be launching this summer, likely alongside the HSPA+, LTE, and WiMAX versions of the PlayBook. Anyone out there thinking of picking one up, or will the on-screen keyboard be good enough for how much you plan on using it?