BlackBerry Playbook matches iPad2 price
So Research in Motion has finally announced the pricing of their BlackBerry Playbook tablet and guess what, they’ve actually matched the prices of Apple’s iPad2 WiFi line-up — starting with $499 for the 16GB model.
The BlackBerry Playbook will be out in store shelves by April 9, across the US and Canada.
The 32GB and 64GB models will retail for $599 and $699, respectively.
RIM BlackBerry Playbook
7â€³ capacitive display @ 1024Ã—600 pixel
BlackBerry Tablet OS
Cortex A9 1GHz dual-core CPU
Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing)
1080p Full HD video recording
The initial release in the US/Canada will hopefully be followed by an international release, although RIM originally stated they expect it to be somewhere around 3rd quarter of 2011. The BlackBerry Playbook will compliment BlackBerry handsets by pairing with the device and synchronizing contents with it.