BlackBerry PlayBook UK Release Details and Pricing Announced

RIM have confirmed the UK launch details for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, a device which has been available in the US since mid-April and is one of the year’s most talked about tablet releases.

The PlayBook will go on sale on the 16 June and will be available in three different flavours. The entry-level 16GB version will cost £400, the 32GB £480, and the top-of the range 64GB tablet £560.

If those prices look familiar, it’s because they’re almost exactly the same as the Wi-Fi iPad 2, which is still the tablet to beat. In terms of features, the PlayBook sports a 1024 x 600 resolution 7-inch LCD screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a pair of cameras – a 5 megapixel lens on the rear and a 3 megapixel on the front.

If you own a BlackBerry smartphone, you can link the pair together to share features and your phone’s 3G connection, otherwise you’ll have to rely on Wi-Fi. The tablet has had a bit of a rocky start to life, so it’ll be interesting to see how it does when it launches here in the coming few weeks.

Will you be getting one?


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