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?