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?