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OfficeMax to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook In All U.S. Stores

Thursday, March 24, 2011

OfficeMax to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook In All U.S. Stores10:00 EDT Thursday, March 24, 2011-- New Tablet with Wi-Fi Available In Stores and Online on April 19, 2011 --NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies and services, today announced it will offer the new BlackBerry® PlayBook? tablet in all of its 1,000 retail locations nationwide and through The new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be available for purchase on April 19, 2011. The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi® will be available in three models, costing $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB) and $699 (64GB). (Logo:"We are excited to expand our tablet computer selection by adding the much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook to the mix," said Ryan Vero, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for OfficeMax. "The BlackBerry brand is synonymous with ingenuity and world-class innovation and the BlackBerry PlayBook is no exception. The new BlackBerry tablet is being lauded by critics for its ultra-portable design, enterprise friendly set-up, and uncompromised Web experience.  We believe customers who are in the market for a tablet computer will be happy to know that they can test drive and buy a new BlackBerry PlayBook at any OfficeMax retail location."Positioned as the world's first professional-grade tablet, BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.BlackBerry PlayBook specifications:7" 1024x600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screenUltra-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 processorBlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessingMP3, AAC and WMA audio playbackSupport for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)1080p HDMI outputDual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)1 GB RAM memoryUp 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 microphonesWi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivityBluetooth® 2.1+EDR supportFor more information about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, please visit About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products.  The OfficeMax mission is simple.  We help our customers do their best work.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. OfficeMax Media ContactsInvestor ContactBill BonnerJennifer RookMike Steele630 864 6066630 864 6057630.864.6826SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated