BlackBerry Playbook: List of Carriers and Retailers for US and Canada

By Alan Ng - Mar 25, 2011

If you have been keeping an eye on the BlackBerry Playbook, you’ll probably be aware that the official release date has been set to April 19th, and that the entry level price will be $499 for the 16GB WiFi version. What you might not know though, is where can you get one so we’ve got a full list for you to browse through.

The good news, is that there is going to be very little chance of this thing selling out, as it’s going to be available pretty much everywhere. For starters, the Playbook will be available to buy from US carriers such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, with only T-Mobie missing out since they have the LG G-Slate to promote. You’ll also be able to pick up the Playbook from a host of Canadian carriers too, some of these include Telus, Rogers and Bell.

The Playbook will be available from a vast list of retailers as well, all the likely candidates are there – Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Mobilicity, Sears, Radio Shack, Office Depot and Costco. So you are pretty much spoilt for choice as to where to get yours from. It’s also worth pointing out that all these retailers are likely to offer pre-order incentives as well, just like Costco did with the Motorola Xoom as well, as they were offering a free case for pre-orders.

The question is though, are you picking up the BlackBerry Playbook on April 19th? If so, where do you intend to get yours from? View the complete list of retailers and carriers for both US and Canada below, as taken from RIM’s official press release.

United States

* AT&T
* Best Buy
* Cbeyond
* Cellular South
* Cincinnati Bell
* Office Depot
* RadioShack
* Staples
* Sprint
* Verizon Wireless
* BlackBerry from Wireless Giant


* Bell
* Best Buy
* Chapters / Indigo
* Costco
* Future Shop
* Mobilicity
* MTS Allstream
* Rogers
* Sasktel
* Sears
* Staples
* Telus
* Tbooth Wireless
* The Source
* Videotron
* Walmart
* WIND Mobile

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  • Noel

    Got two otterboxes pre-ordered and will buy two the day they go on sale from Costco!

  • Neuregulin

    It is strange for the cell phone company to sell a wifi only version! RIM clearly has no idea how to market. With the price and virtually no app in the foreseeable future, I call it still birth! Definitely not picking up one anytime soon. I guess this is the last struggle for RIM before they slide like Nokia.

    Follow me @neuregulin

    • DavidLori

      With Playbook running Android Apps i believe your concerns have been answered

    • Kennedy

      Rumors have it that a playbook with 4G capabilities will release in later 2011.

      The cellular companies are probably selling it because they can talk to customers about the data they will need for their smartphone and hopefully increase the data plan. Also if a 4G version is out this year cellular companies would likely like to grow a consumer base before then.