Telus offers consumers free how-to sessions with 'PlayBook Pro' specialists to learn the new tablet

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Virtually every wireless carrier and tech retailer will be selling the new BlackBerry PlayBook on April 19 for $500 to $700.

But only Telus has staged a perk a la Apple Geniuses, in which a "PlayBook Pro specialist" provides consumers with a 45-minute how-to session:

Getting started on a tablet has never been easier.

Telus is committed to helping Canadians navigate their new smartphone and tablet purchases, including the BlackBerry PlayBook. Telus’ Playbook Pro specialists in our stores will show Telus customers, in a 45-minute one-on-one session, how to get the most out of their BlackBerry PlayBook.

Considering Telus isn't getting any monthly data plan income from these tablets (they're currently Wi-Fi only), it's a fairly generous deal, especially at 45 minutes.

Telus Corp.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technology is a key enabler for TELUS and our customers, providing advantage and differentiation in the marketplace. By managing the life cycle of current technologies and the timely introduction of new technologies we deliver superior service value to our customers and long-term growth oriented investment performance to our shareholders. For investors, TELUS is succeeding in managing technology and capital... more

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more

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