The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard With Convertible Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

March 19, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

I am in love with the looks of this case. I have to admit the virtual keyboard is so much nicer with the OS update, but I still love the convenience of a real keyboard. I have a few different ones, but I had to preorder this one that comes with a case. Check it out…

To stay ahead and on task, you need a powerful mobile computing solution, and with the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible case, it’s exactly that. There’s so much to say about this keyboard and case, so I’ll list the features first.

  • Multi-touch Control – BlackBerry Mini Keyboard comes equipped with a touchpad to allow you to navigate your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Tap the touchpad to simulate a mouse click, tap with two fingers to right-click, and scroll vertically using a two-finger up or down swipe. These gestures make it a breeze to get up and running and begin interacting with the device as well as apps like the Citrix Receiver.
  • Ultimate Portability – The portability of the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with the convertible case provides a mobile computer solution that’s easy to take with you. An added benefit is the screen real estate available to you when using the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
  • Security and Power – BlackBerry Mini Keyboard is designed to connect via Bluetooth® to your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and features 128-bit encryption to help keep the connection secure. You can charge your BlackBerry Mini Keyboard using your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet charger to keep things simple and remove any need for extra wires and equipment. But that’s not even the best part – the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard can last up to 30 days on a single charge depending on your usage!

• Keyboard – 7.60″ x 5.10″ x 0.25″
• Case – 7.90″ x 5.50″ x 1.10″
• Packaging – 8.5″ x 6.0″ x 2.20″

The following video is a video showing how to use the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case using the Citrix Receiver. First, the Citrix Receiver is free and available in the BlackBerry App World, however your company must use Citrix to host applications in order for this to work. It’s a perfect workhorse solution for the business user. Citrix allows the user on the BlackBerry PlayBook to access the PC through Citrix.

There are different ways to preorder if you want to be sure to get it as soon as it’s in. The shipping begins March 23rd!

For those of you in Canada, here are the two preorder online sites:

The Source online for Canada only at the special preorder price of $99.99

BlackBerry Shop in Canada was previously open to preorders for only $119.99, but they are out of stock at this time (it’s currently in Keep Me Posted status)

For the US, you have two preorder options

Shop CrackBerry for the special preorder price of $109.95 with free shipping

BlackBerry Store in the US is now out of stock as well, and for $119.99 it’s now in Keep me posted status

I’m looking forward to a keyboard that is able to hold a charge for 30 days, is thin and light, and allows me to have more screen room. I have to have a physical keyboard, that’s why I still keep a Bold, for the keyboard. Who else is excited about the case? Anyone else preordered it yet?

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  • Del Simmons

    I pre-ordered mine on the day it became available. My company uses Citrix a lot and I can’t wait!