BlackBerry PlayBook For Under $500?

| November 10, 2010 | Reply

We may now know a little more information that will play a huge role in whether or not some of you decide to purchase a BlackBerry PlayBook and it all comes down to money.  Early this morning during an interview it seems as though RIM CEO Jim Balsillie said that the PlayBook with be “very competitively priced”.  While that doesn’t leave us with anything concrete, Bloomberg is quoting Balsillie as saying the device will be under $500.  Exciting news for those of us that have been waiting for more information on this device to drop, while contemplating purchasing an Apple iPad.  Let us know what you think about  this latest news and if the price is right for you.  I know I now have a tougher decision on my hands.

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie finally gave us a crucial bit of information about the BlackBerry Playbook this morning: price, or at least a threshold. According to a Korean interview, Balsillie said that RIM’s 7-inch tablet will be “very competitively priced” with Bloomberg quoting the man saying that it will be “under” $500 when it hits North America in the first quarter of 2011, expanding globally in Q2. A price that should at least match the 9.7-inch WiFi-only iPad (16GB) and undercut the 7-inch 3G Galaxy Tab which goes on sale on Verizon tomorrow for $599.99. Thing is, by the time Q1 rolls around we’re going to be looking at many, many more viable tablet alternatives including a likely Apple refresh.

Source:  Engadget

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