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Wi-Fi PlayBook priced at $499.99 in Office Depot listing

Wi-Fi PlayBook priced at $499.99 in Office Depot listing
Wi-Fi PlayBook priced at $499.99 in Office Depot listing
RIM’s tablet could hit retailers by the end of April

With the Motorola Xoom receiving an official launch date and pricing and HP unveiling their WebOS TouchPad tablet, it’s only fitting that the first Blackberry tablet receives its share of the spotlight. And while it may not be the most solid of rumors, a leaked Office Depot listing by Crackberry is hinting towards a late-April release along with a sub-$500 dollar price tag.

The Blackberry PlayBook is said to feature a Dual-Core 1GHz Cortex A-9 processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 3MP camera, a rear-facing 5MP camera, and should weigh a light 400g. The tablet will feature Blackberry’s tablet OS which is based on the QNX real-time operating system (used in space stations, defense systems, and cars) and should include Flash 10.1 support.

According to the Office Depot listing, the RIM tablet will launch in the 17th week of the year (the last week of April), and will have a $499.99 starting price. While the listed price is very tempting (cheaper than the Xoom and iPad), only the Wi-Fi version with 16GB of storage is mentioned, so the3G models could sell for a bit higher. 

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2011-02-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)