Mark your calendars: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook launches April 19

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Waterloo-based tech titan Research in Motion has unveiled the release date for its enterprise-savvy BlackBerry PlayBook.

RIM will launch the device in more than 20,000 retail stores across North America on Tuesday, April 19.

The tablet is expected to be a hit with enterprises, much like its BlackBerry smartphones, but will have a tough time competing neck-to-neck against Apple's iPad 2, with launches in Canada this Friday.

The device will have three models: a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB model, which will cost $500, $600, and $700 respectively. This storage capacity range and price range parallels precisely with the iPad.

Shares in RIM are up only slightly on the news.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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