Interesting news coming in from Mobility Insider reporting iPad rival Blackberry Playbook to cost $399 for its 8GB version. The blog claims there will be three models of Playbook with 8GB, 16GB, 32GB. All these models have the same specifications except the storage size. The price of the tablets are as follow
8 GB version: $399
16GB version: $499
32GB version: $599
As per Mobility Insider:
“Besides the difference of internal memory, all models will be identical in features and functionality. There will be no models with built-in WWAN connectivity, so if you don’t have a BlackBerry to tether your data connection for free, you will have to rely on WiFi or a Mobile Hotspot. RIM has hinted there will be a follow-up release to the PlayBook that will be integrated with wireless carrier connectivity (WWAN) options some time in 2012”
The device is expected to hit the stores by mid of February 2011 and we hope Blackberry Playbook remains with the same price when it goes on sale. It that happens Playbook will be a competitor to Apple iPad.