The anticipation for Waterloo-based RIM to release their BlackBerry PLayBook is gaining momentum. New reports from Bloomberg stating that tablet will be released in North America sometime in Q1 2011 and will be available for “under” $500. Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie said “The product will be very competitively priced”.
When it comes to tablets in Canada, the Apple iPad starts at $549, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab is going to be $649 and the Dell Streak (smartphone/tablet) is going for $549. So with this North American pricing at $500 it’s probably U.S. currency so us Canadians will most likely have it available for $549 as well.
Specs on the “The world’s 1st professional tablet” have it coming with a 7-inch LCD display, 1GHz Dual Core Symmetrical Multiprocessor with 1GB RAM, Out of the box support for BES, Front and rear cameras, full web experience and WiFi.