Staples plans to open up select stores at 12AM midnight for the BlackBerry PlayBook launch on April 19th. How big will the demand be for the tablet though? I certainly know I’m excited to get my hands on one and surely there are many others who are as well. As far as the tablet market goes, there are still other competitors out there, which have already launched.
We don’t have any stats as to how many people actually pre-ordered the PlayBook, but seeing Staples deciding to open its stores at midnight at launch day looks to be positive. Also keep in mind that this is for Staples Canada only as Staples in the US hasn’t announced any midnight openings yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a few US locations open at midnight as well for the PlayBook.