Case-Mate Debuts Playbook Cases

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Atlanta - Case-Mate today announced a new line of cases for the recently launched

BlackBerry PlayBook


The initial line's three SKUS are based on three of the company's most popular iPad case styles -- Pop!, Venture and Barely There.

Case-mate is an official participant in RIM's Built for BlackBerry program and each case displays the Built for BlackBerry logo on its packaging.

The Pop! case is co-molded of plastic and soft rubber to create a hard case with a soft touch. A built-in stand extends for screen viewing or remains hidden to create a flat back cover. It will have a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is available in black, grey and pink.

The Venture, also $39.99, doubles as a secure stand. The cover snaps closed to keep the screen scratch-free, or when unsnapped and flipped over the case works as a stable stand foor typing pr presenting. It's available in black/gray.

The Barely There offers a thin layer of protection in a ruggedized plastic shell. It comes in black with a $34.99 retail price.

"Case-Mate continues to offer mobile accessories for the hottest device as it comes to market," said Erik Attkisson, chief marketing officer. "By offering three of our most popular styles for the PlayBook, customers can select to outfit their device with the best in protection, design or style."

Case-Mate is also offering an anti-glare anti-fingerprint screen protection film for $19.99.

The line began shipping to retail partners last week is currently available on



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