At least one manufacturer hit the sweet-spot by pricing their tablet at a price that people would actually buy it for (I’m looking at you, Xoom, G-Slate, etc.). The BlackBerry PlayBook is currently available for pre-order now, and the WiFi versions are priced at 16GB for $500, 32GB for $600 and 64GB for $700. RIM also has bigger plans than just WiFi for its 7-inch tablet: Availability on AT&T, Sprint (confirmed as a 4G model) and Verizon. Go ahead and pre-order a PlayBook at BestBuy if you want — or buy the iPad 2, which starts at the same price. Your call. Via: BestBuy
Press release after the chop.