BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet To Retail For Under $500


It seems that RIM may be pricing their BlackBerry Playbook tablet to take on Apple’s iPad, as RIM co-CEO JIM Balsillie recently revealed in an interview that the BlackBerry PlayBook will go on sale for under $500 in the first quarter of 2011.

As a reminder, the BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch mutli touch capacitive LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, there is also a 1GHz processors, 1GB of RAM and it will be available with 16GB and 32GB of storage.

BlackBerry PlayBook

Other specifications include integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and a microUSB connector, plus support for Adobe Flash 10.1, plus dual video cameras with a 3 megapixel camera on the front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

As soon as we get some official pricing details we will let you guys know, but with RIM pricing it at under $500  I wonder if it will actually be cheaper than the iPad and if this will be enough to entice buyers.

via Engadget

  • iguana

    must have

  • http://www.geekhousecalls.com Andy the geek

    Seems like Rim is getting ready to take on Apple by plunking the Playbook down in the netbook price range. Will be interesting to see if app developers jump on the bus…

  • http://planeters.com Joe M

    Just like most BlackBerry products, this baby should rock!!! And if its going to be cheaper than the iPad then it will really kick ass this Xmas season

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