The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM’s answer to Apple’s iPad, as well as to a nice range of tablet PCs that run under Google’s Android operating system, and every one expects for the company to price the slate accordingly.
There is a fresh news of the Blackberry Playbook price from MobilityInsider who claims that there will be 3 different models of the Playbook and that the base model with 8GB capacity will cost only $399,depending on the amount of internal memory different models arrive on shelves with.
And Other two models are 16GB which costs 499$ and 32GB-costs 599.It appears that the only differentiator would indeed be the amount of memory inside each model, as the rest of the specifications would remain unchanged from a version to another.
There is no 3G or Wireless Broadband access . You would have to rely on your tethered Blackberry or a WiFi hotspot for internet access. We expected the Playbook to cost lesser than the iPad which retails for $499 (base model) and RIM might have a winner here if they sold the playbook for $399 without a contract !
It appears that RIM also plans the release of another variant of the PlayBook, one that would pack wireless carrier connectivity, but that this version won’t be released into the wild before 2012