Office Depot to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet In-Store and Online Starting April 19

Customers Can Pre-Order the Playbook Today by Visiting OfficeDepot.com

BOCA RATON, Fla.--()--Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company will offer the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at nationwide Office Depot retail store locations and online at www.officedepot.com beginning April 19, 2011.

Customers can secure a PlayBook in advance of the launch through a pre-order starting today at www.officedepot.com.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the world’s first professional-grade tablet. It delivers industry leading performance in an ultra-portable design. In addition to offering true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, and out-of-the-box enterprise support, the BlackBerry PlayBook enables an uncompromised web browsing experience with support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, allowing customers to enjoy all the websites, videos, games, and just about any other content that is out there.

“Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.”

The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi® is available in three models: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), and 64GB ($699).

BlackBerry PlayBook specifications include the following:

  • 7"1024x600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI out
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

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About Office Depot

Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides supplies and services to its customers through 1,602 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.1 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.6 billion, and employs about 40,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 53 countries.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.

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Office Depot
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037
jason.shockley@officedepot.com

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Office Depot
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037
jason.shockley@officedepot.com