BlackBerry PlayBook 13 Million MP3 Tracks Included: 7digital Thanked

Tablets and of course smartphones seem to be the 2 major players when it comes to purchasing of devices. Two big events, that of the CES in January and MWC last month confirmed just this. One of the big contenders due to be released next month is RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook. With a big specification listing and as some may say a big price, the PlayBook is bound to be stiff competition against the likes of Apple’s new iPad 2, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 or even HP’s TouchPad.

For many of you its likely that you know the features you will get for your hard earned pennies, but another add on has been reported. Slashgear have stated that RIM and digital music provider 7digital have joined forces. On purchasing your device you will now have the benefit of an app enabling you to check out a catalogue of over 13 million MP3 music downloads, being DRM-free.

Both companies are pushing the idea in the hope that many will steer away from Apple devices including the service iTunes. Unfortunately at this present time, indications are showing that video downloads will not be an option, something of which will need to be included if they stand any chance of succeeding against Apple’s popular iTunes.

This week at the South by South West conference in Texas this very idea will be tested out and shown off to a mass of attendees.

Features to the new PlayBook include a 7-inch LCD screen, running on QNX OS, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3 storage capacity, 2 cameras front and rear, massive 5,300 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth and so on.

In terms of a release date, nothing more solid has come to our attention, a report we gave you at the beginning of March was strongly indicating to a date at the end of this month, although some would say it is more than likely to be 10th April.

Are you gearing yourself up for the new BlackBerry PlayBook? If so what do you think of 7digital’s involvement? Is it enough to fight off Apple’s domineering iTunes?