Anaheim, Calif. - Targus today announced it has become a member of the Built for BlackBerry program and will roll out products for the upcoming Blackberry PlayBook tablet.
Targus' initial Built for BlackBerry products include the Truss leather and Truss nylon case/stand. The Truss cases provide a dual solution, acting as a carrying case and hands-free viewing stand.
The leather Truss will be available in three color schemes: black with blue interior, black with a black interior, and brown with an orange interior at a suggested retail of $44.99.
The Nylon Truss will be available in black with a red interior for $34.99.
Also new is the portfolio-style Zierra leather case, which adds pockets for accessories. It will be available in black with a burgundy interior, and red with brown interior, at a suggested $54.99.
Research In Motion's Built for BlackBerry program offers technical, strategic and marketing support to accessories vendors.
"Collaborating with RIM as part of the Built for BlackBerry program allows Targus to take a more streamlined approach to designing accessories specifically for the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet," said Al Giazzon, marketing VP at Targus. "We are excited to bring our versatile, yet fashionable cases to this highly anticipated new mobile device."
RIM has not formally announced the release date or any other release details for its
, but rumors circulating point to a likely late March/early April launch date.