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RIM PlayBook tablet coming April 19th

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Mar 2011 13:17 User comments (3)

RIM PlayBook tablet coming April 19th RIM has announced today that the long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will go on sale on April 19th at 20,000 retail stores in the U.S and Canada.
Matching the iPad 2's base price, the PlayBook will also sell for as low as $500.

The tablet will be available in Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Telus, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell, Rogers, Staples and Future Shop stores.

Similar to its competition, the PlayBook will have 3 Wi-Fi-only models, 16/32/64GB, priced at $499/599/699, respectively.

RIM's PlayBook will have a 7-inch LCD screen with 1024x600 resolution, a dual-core 1GHz processor, a 5MP standard camera and a 3MP front-facing camera and run on a new QNX-based operating system.

Outside of the Wi-Fi-only models, WiMax 4G, LTE and HSPA+ models will be available, as well, but those do not have a set time table for release.

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3 user comments

122.3.2011 22:46

I have to say...it looks sweet...and I never thought I would say that about a blackberry; they have really upped their game. If this thing had cell network calling, at least one quality camera, and Android then I would get the 64GB model with all the bells and whistles.



222.3.2011 22:57

an AK47 costs 24 .. much more useful the way things are going :)




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323.3.2011 3:47

The AK47 might be cheap if you life in Afghanistan, but the "importers" of such weapons tend to add very large markups, and then there is the whole issue of spending 10 years in prison if you get caught with the thing. That said, cell phones are probably more important in Afghanistan than they are in "1st world" countries.



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