RIM PlayBook release date April 19, priced at $499 - Mar. 22, 2011
he 16 gigabyte PlayBook will cost $499, a 32GB version is $599 and a 64GB is $699.
The PlayBook is smaller than the iPad, with a 7-inch screen. It's built around a new platform from QNX Software Systems, and it features Flash-capable video plus a front and rear high-definition camera. The PlayBook runs on a 1 GHz dual-core processor and includes 1 GB of RAM.
Each of the PlayBook models is Wi-Fi enabled, though they cannot connect to 3G without tethering to a BlackBerry.