Blackberry releases mini keyboard for PlayBook

By on March 14, 2012
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Transforms the device into lightweight netbook.

While I’ve only just recently got my hands on a Blackberry PlayBook of my own, other users of the tiny tablet have given it quite an average reception.

But the company’s push to PlayBook OS 2.0 has greatly improved the user experience on the tablet, and RIM recently announced another boost for the diminutive tablet by releasing the Mini Keyboard for the PlayBook.

While the Mini Keyboard is nothing remarkable as it’s also available from other vendors, it nevertheless makes text entry on the PlayBook much easier, even similar to using a netbook. The Bluetooth keyboard comes with its own case, doubling as protection for the PlayBook as well. The device makes using apps such as Citrix Receiver (as seen in the video below) a breeze to use, and according to RIM offers up to 30 days of battery life on a full charge.

Check out the video below for a demonstration from RIM:

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