Staples opening stores at 12:00 am on April 19th to sell the BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM finally announced the launch date and pricing for their upcoming and anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet earlier this week. Launching on April 19th for the 16GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $499.99; 32GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $599.99 and 64GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $699.99.

Staples just issues a press release that is good in a couple ways when it comes to the release of the PlayBook. First, their price points are coming slightly cheaper than everyone else… only $0.50 – $1.00 but hey the money is much better in your pocket. Also, Staples will be opening select stores at 12:00 am on the 19th for those who want to grab hold of the PlayBook. Staples did not mention which stores are on the list but we’ve reached out to Staples for a complete list.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is currently available for pre-order at Staples.ca and at every Staples store across the country. Staples also plans to open selected stores at 12:00 am on April 19th to allow customers to be first in line to own this new technology.”

Source: Staples & CNW